Youngstown State vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Youngstown State vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin-Milwaukee (12-18) at Youngstown State (17-14)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Beeghly Physical Education Center)

The Line: Youngstown State -4.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Panthers (12-18, CONF 7-11) and Youngstown State Penguins (17-14, CONF 10-8) face off in an Horizon League tournament showdown at the Beeghly Center. The visiting team won each of the matchups this season between Milwaukee and Youngstown. 

Wisconsin Milwaukee has had issues this season and coming into this game they have lost five games in a row and failed to cover the spread in each of those games. 

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During that five game stretch, Milwaukee is averaging 73.6 points per game but the defense has been a big issue giving up 78.2 points per game. Away from home this season Milwaukee’s offense has been a problem averaging 69.1 points per game. 

Milwaukee is led by guards Darius Roy and Te'Jon Lucas who are both averaging at least 14 points per game. 

Youngstown State is having a nice season and over the last ten games they have won six games. During the ten game stretch, Youngstown State has covered seven of the spreads. 

At home this season Youngstown State is averaging 74.1 points while letting opponents score 68.4 points. Over the last five games Youngstown State’s defense hasn’t been as strong giving up 74.8 points. 

Youngstown State is led by guard Darius Quisenberry who is averaging 16.9 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field. In each of the last two games Quisenberry has scored at least 24 points. 

Milwaukee is 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 games overall. Youngstown State is 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games played on Tuesday. Youngstown State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall. 

The over is 9-2 in Milwaukee’s last 11 road games. The over is 7-3 in Milwaukee’s last ten games as an underdog. Milwaukee is 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 meetings. 

Youngstown State is the better team, but this is a series that has been dominated by MIlwaukee and it’s going to happen again. 

Look for Youngstown state to score, but Milwaukee will score enough to keep this game close. Back the Panthers to cover the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Wisconsin-Milwaukee +4.5

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