Cleveland State vs Milwaukee Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/6/23
Milwaukee Panthers (21-10) vs Cleveland State Vikings (20-12)
Game Info: Monday, March 6, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Panthers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland State Vikings will play the Milwaukee Panthers in the Semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament on Monday night at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Cleveland State Preview
The Cleveland State Vikings are 20-12 (14-6) this season after they defeated Robert Morris in overtime by a score of 75-70 in their last game. Cleveland State shot 46.7% from the field and made 16 free throws in the win. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 71.3 points per game, 67.8 points against per game, 13.3 assists per game, and 35.4 rebounds per game.Tristan Enaruna has led the Vikings this season with 15.4 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Cleveland State is shooting 45.4% from the field, 67.5% on free throws, and 30.4% on three pointers this year.
The Milwaukee Panthers are 21-10 (14-6) this season after they defeated Wright State by a score of 87-70 in their last game. Milwaukee shot 50.7% from the field and was +17 in rebounding margin in the win. The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 78.3 points per game, 73.2 points against per game, 38.9 rebounds per game, and 14.1 assists per game. B.J. Freeman has led the Panthers this season with 17.4 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. Milwaukee is shooting 46.3% from the field, 73.1% on free throws, and 35.8% on three pointers this year.
Both of these teams finished the regular season with a 14-6 conference record and finished tied for 2nd place in the Horizon League standings. Milwaukee won both regular season matchups with Cleveland State by scores of 68-64 and 81-72. Milwaukee has scored 87, 81, and 96 points in their last three games and they are averaging 78.3 points per game. The Panthers defense has struggled throughout the season and is allowing 73.2 points against per game. Cleveland State is a better defensive team, but they are only scoring 71.3 points per game on the offensive end of the court. Milwaukee cruised to a victory in their last game, while Cleveland State was taken to overtime by Robert Morris. I like Milwaukee in this game.