Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Panthers and Vikings. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Vikings at Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Horizon League conference game currently have Cleveland State as the -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 156 points.

MILWAUKEE PANTHERS VS CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cleveland State Vikings -3.5

This game will be played at Wolstein Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Vikings.
  • Not only will Cleveland State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Milwaukee?

With a record of 12-13, Milwaukee has struggled on the road this season, going just 3-10 away from home. Over their last ten road games, the Panthers have gone just 3-7, and they enter this game on a two-game losing streak.

As the underdog, Milwaukee has gone 4-8 this season. In their last game, the Panthers fell to Robert Morris by a score of 71-60.

Against the spread, Milwaukee has a record of 10-13 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-8, while they have gone 6-6 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Panthers are 5-5.

This season, the average over/under line in Milwaukee games is 154.3 and their over/under record is 13-8-2. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's over/under line of 156. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-4-1.

In contrast to their season average of 78.4 points per game, the Milwaukee had a below average performance. They scored 60 points against Robert Morris and had a field goal percentage of 33.9%. Offensively, the Panthers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 255th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 265th in terms of percentage and 95th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Panthers' defense is ranked 301st in the country at 79.2 points per contest. The Milwaukee defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed Robert Morris to connect on 8 threes.

Will the Cleveland State Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, Cleveland State has gone 10-1, and they have a scoring margin of +7.2. Overall, they are 15-10, and they have a record of 8-6 in the Horizon League. They are favored by 3.5 points today.

In their last game, the Vikings defeated Purdue Fort Wayne by a score of 75-72. Over their last ten games at home, they have gone 9-1.

As the favorite this season, Cleveland State has gone 6-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Vikings have an ATS record of 5-5. At home, their ATS mark is 6-5 this year and 12-12 overall.

This season, the over/under record for Cleveland State games is 12-12. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 147.1 and their games are averaging 151 points. Today, the over/under line for their game against Milwaukee is set at 156. Currently, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line.

In their recent matchup, the Cleveland State offense ended with 75 points against Purdue Fort Wayne. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 7 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tristan Enaruna who comes into today's matchup averaging 19.2. Drew Lowder also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.5.

On the defensive side, Cleveland State is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.8 points per game. Against Purdue Fort Wayne in their most recent game, the Cleveland State defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Purdue Fort Wayne to hit 50% of their shots.