Betting on today's Panthers and Mastodons game? Catch the action at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN, as the Mastodons hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 162.5 points, and Purdue Fort Wayne is favored by -3.5 vs. Milwaukee in a Horizon League conference matchup.

MILWAUKEE PANTHERS VS PURDUE FORT WAYNE MASTODONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Panthers +3.5

This game will be played at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Mastodons.
  • Even though we have Purdue Fort Wayne winning straight-up, we like Milwaukee at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 162.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Panthers Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

After a win over Detroit, Milwaukee will look to snap a two-game road losing streak. The Panthers are 2-8 on the road this season, compared to 6-2 at home. So far, Milwaukee has been the underdog in 10 games, going 3-7.

Overall, the Panthers are 10-11, including a 5-4 record in Horizon League play. Through 21 games, Milwaukee has an average scoring differential of -8.3 points per game on the road.

Against the spread this season, Milwaukee has gone 8-10 and they are 4-6 ATS on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Panthers have a 5-5 ATS mark and they are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Milwaukee games is 11-6-1, and today's line of 162.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (153.1). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, their OU record is 2-1 with an average of 170 points compared to their season average of 158.8 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Milwaukee's offense scored 87 points against Detroit. Their field goal percentage for the game was 57.9%, and they went 16/21 from the free-throw line. One area that the Milwaukee offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 102nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Milwaukee is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 80.0 points per game (303rd). Milwaukee's three-point defense is currently 175th in the country at 8.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.9% of their shots vs. Milwaukee.

Will Purdue Fort Wayne Make it Happen at Home?

At home this season, Purdue Fort Wayne has gone 7-2, and they have won eight of their last 10 games at home. The Mastodons are favored by 3.5 points today, and they have gone 9-3 when favored this season. Their record in the Horizon League is 5-5, and they have gone 14-7 overall.

Purdue Fort Wayne has gone 9-2 in non-conference games, and they are coming off a 63-58 win over Northern Kentucky. So far, the Mastodons have gone 3-2 in their last five home games, and they are 1-2 in their last three.

At home this season, Purdue Fort Wayne has an ATS record of 5-4 and an overall ATS mark of 10-8-1. Over their last three home games, the Mastodons are just 1-2 vs. the spread and their ATS record as the favorite this season is 7-5. Over their last three games as the favorite, Purdue Fort Wayne is 0-3 ATS and their ATS record as the favorite over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Today's over/under line of 162.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Purdue Fort Wayne's games this season (151.1). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

Purdue Fort Wayne offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 63 points against Northern Kentucky. In that game, they made 8/29 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 40%. Rasheed Bello is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 15.6. Meanwhile, Jalen Jackson also brings a PPG average of 15.2 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the Purdue Fort Wayne defense is giving up an average of 71.1 points per contest. So far, the Purdue Fort Wayne defense is giving up an average of 8.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (429th).