Youngstown State vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 1/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (9-10) at Youngstown State Penguins (11-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Beeghly Physical Education Center)
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins -3.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Panthers and the Youngstown State Penguins meet in college basketball action from the Beeghly Center on Thursday night.
The Milwaukee Panthers will look to build on wins in 4 of their last 5 games after a 73-68 win over Oakland in their last outing. Tejon Lucas led the Panthers with 20 points on 7 of 13 shooting with a team-high 7 assists while Courtney Brown Jr. added 12 points on 5 of 10 shooting with a pair of threes and Darius Roy added 11 points with a pair of steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Milwaukee in the win. Deandre Abram added 8 points with 8 rebounds while C.J. Wilbourn had 8 rebounds of his own with a pair of steals. Roy leads Milwaukee in scoring with an average of 16.2 points per game while Abram leads the Panthers in rebounding with 5.6 rebounds per game and Lucas leads Milwaukee in assists with 4.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Milwaukee is averaging 73.3 points per game on 41.2% shooting from the field, 32.5% from behind the arc and 68.2% from the foul line this season.
The Youngstown State Penguins will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 79-72 loss to Wright State last time out. Donel Cathcart III led the Penguins with 21 points on 8 of 17 shooting with 6 rebounds while Darius Quisenberry added 19 points with a team-high 6 assists and Naz Bohannon added 17 points with 8 rebounds to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Youngstown State in the losing effort. Jamir Thomas also added a team-high 12 rebounds as well in the defeat for the Penguins. Quisenberry leads Youngstown State in scoring and assists with an average of 15.1 points and 3.7 assists per game while Bohannon leads the Penguins on the glass with 8.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Youngstown State is averaging 70.7 points per game on 41.4% shooting from the field, 29.6% from behind the arc and 68.2% from the foul line this season.
Milwaukee is 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Youngstown State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATs in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
The Panthers are playing some of their best ball of the season right now, so the points could be worth a look. However, while Youngstown State has had a couple of losses, defeats to Northern Kentucky and Wright State on the road really aren’t that bad in the grand scheme of things. Milwaukee is still being outscored by 9.6 points per game on the road this season while Youngstown State is winning at home by an average of 12.9 points per game. I’ll lay the points with the Penguins in this one.