Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Norse and Panthers. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Panthers at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, WI. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Horizon League conference contest is set at 153.5 points, with Milwaukee being favored by -2.5 at home against Northern Kentucky.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSE VS MILWAUKEE PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Panthers -2.5

This game will be played at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Not only will Milwaukee pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Norse Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Northern Kentucky is 14-12 overall, including a 9-6 record in Horizon League games. They have won three straight games and are 9-1 when favored this season.

On the road, the Norse are 4-9 this year, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home. They are 3-11 when listed as the underdog.

As the underdog, Northern Kentucky has gone 7-7 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-7 and over their last 10 road games, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last 3 games as the underdog, the Norse have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for the Northern Kentucky Norse is 1-2. So far this season, their over/under record is 13-11. In their games this year, the average over/under line is 142.7 and the average scoring total is 144.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year. Currently, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

In their recent matchup, the Northern Kentucky offense ended with 58 points against Green Bay. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 37.7% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Marques Warrick, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.8, while Trey Robinson also maintains a PPG average of 10 leading up to the game.

On defense, Northern Kentucky is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.0 points per game. Against Green Bay in their most recent game, the Northern Kentucky defense gave up a total of 57 points while allowing Green Bay to hit 35% of their shots.

Will the Panthers Win at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena?

At home this season, Milwaukee has been 7-3, and over their last ten games at home, they have gone 7-3. So far, the Panthers have been the favorite in 11 games, going 6-5 in those matchups. Coming into this game, Milwaukee is 13-13 overall and 8-7 in Horizon League action.

After their 71-68 win against Cleveland State, the Panthers will look to keep it going. So far, Milwaukee has gone 5-8 as the underdog this season.

As the favorite this season, Milwaukee has gone just 4-7 vs. the spread. However, their ATS record has been better at home, going 5-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers are 4-6.

Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Milwaukee’s games this season (154.4). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. The average scoring total in their last three games is 150 points.

Against Cleveland State, the Milwaukee had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 78.2 points per game. They scored 71 points and posted a field goal percentage of 50% in the game. The top scorer for the Panthers was Faizon Fields with 17 points, while Erik Pratt also added 13 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Milwaukee defense is giving up an average of 78.8 points per contest. Against Cleveland State in their most recent game, the Milwaukee defense gave up a total of 68 points while allowing Cleveland State to hit 37% of their shots.