Check out our free Milwaukee vs Wright State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Dayton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Milwaukee vs Wright State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Panthers vs Raiders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Milwaukee Panthers at Wright State Raiders
- Where: Dayton at Nutter Center
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Milwaukee +5, WBD +176 | WRGHT -220 O/U 153.5
Through 20 games, the Milwaukee Panthers have an overall record of 14-6. On the road, the Panthers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 4-4. So far, the Panthers have been the underdog 12 times, going 7-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
Milwaukee will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer BJ Freeman who is averaging 15.33 points per game for the Panthers. Freeman is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Panthers’ offensive game plan is the play of Kentrell Pullian who has hit 42.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.05 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Milwaukee this season, as they are currently ranked 387th in college basketball at 64.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.7%, placing them 381st in the NCAA.
The Wright State Raiders head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 11-10. Currently, the Raiders have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 4-7. The Raiders’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Wright State has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 6-6.
Wright State’s leading scorer this season is Trey Calvin, who is averaging 19.05 points per contest. So far, Calvin has accounted for 22.36% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.75 rebounds per game and 4.3 assists. Brandon Noel is the second leading scorer for the Raiders, averaging 13.9 points per game. Between him and Noel, they are accounting for 39.5% of the team’s scoring.
Wright State comes into today’s matchup vs Milwaukee, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.5 points per game. Through 21 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Raiders have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 445th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Milwaukee Panthers +5
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the Milwaukee Panthers to cover the spread as the +5 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Milwaukee and Wright State to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 454th and 466th, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Panthers, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread on the road. In Milwaukee’s last 10 games on the road, they are 6-4 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Panthers to cover.