The Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers try to topple Cleveland State, the first place team in the Horizon League, on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET. The Vikings have won six of the last seven meetings between the two programs, including their last matchup on Feb. 7, a 84-71 trouncing at home. The Panthers have snapped a six-game losing skid by taking wins in each of their last two games, and Cleveland State is coming off of a triple-overtime loss at Purdue-Fort Wayne on Feb. 14.
The Vikings are favored by 6.5 points in the latest Wisconsin-Milwaukee vs. Cleveland State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 138.5. Before entering any Cleveland State vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Wisconsin-Milwaukee vs. Cleveland State spread: Wisconsin-Milwaukee +6.5Wisconsin-Milwaukee vs. Cleveland State over-under: 138.5 points
Featured Game | Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers vs. Cleveland State Vikings
What you need to know about Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wisconsin-Milwaukee was able to grind out a win over the Green Bay Phoenix on Sunday, 54-44. The Panthers shot just 34 percent from the field, but that was enough after they held Green Bay to making just 26 percent of their attempts. Sophomore guard Donovan Newby was the top producer on offense for Milwaukee, and scored a season-high 17 points off the bench. The only starter to reach double-figures in the game was DeAndre Gholston, who finished with 12 points.
Milwaukee head coach Pat Baldwin scored big when he signed five-star prospect Patrick Baldwin Jr. ahead of this season, and the freshman has been the team’s second-leading scorer. However, he has missed the team’s last two games and is questionable to play on Friday. Another familiar name, junior forward Vin Baker Jr., is also questionable with a toe injury and hasn’t played since Jan. 29 against Youngstown State.
What you need to know about Cleveland State
Milwaukee is hoping to catch Cleveland State in an emotional letdown spot after the Vikings came up short against Purdue-Fort Wayne after three extra periods of play. The Mastodons won 102-98, and Cleveland State deployed 12 players throughout the game — seven of which made it into double-digit point totals. Three players led the Vikings with 14 points apiece: Tre Gomillion, Torrey Patton, and Broc Finstuen.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee averages the seventh fewest takeaways in college basketball, with just 10.2 per game. Conversely, Cleveland State ranks 28th in college basketball when it comes to forcing turnovers, with 15.8 on average. Senior guard D’Moi Hodge leads the team in steals, with 2.3 per game, and he also leads the Vikings on offense, with 16.3 points per contest.
How to make Wisconsin-Milwaukee vs. Cleveland State picks
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