Cleveland State vs. Milwaukee Horizon League Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, March 6, 2023
The No. 3 seed Cleveland State Vikings (20-12, 14-6 Horizon League) are 2.5-point favorites to win and move closer to a guaranteed berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket against the No. 2 seed Milwaukee Panthers (21-10, 14-6 Horizon League) in the Horizon League Tournament Monday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum, starting at 9:30 PM on ESPN2. The point total for the matchup is set at 149.5.
Cleveland State vs. Milwaukee Odds
- Cleveland State odds to win: -144
- Milwaukee odds to win: +121
- Spread: Cleveland State (-2.5)
- Total: 149.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
- Time: 9:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN2
- Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Venue: Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Who Will Win Cleveland State vs. Milwaukee?
Cleveland State and Milwaukee Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Cleveland State is 5-8 against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
Milwaukee is 8-5 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
These teams average 149.6 points per game combined, 0.1 more than the over/under of 149.5.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 141 points per game, 8.5 fewer than the point total for this matchup.
The average total Cleveland State has had set in matchups this season is 10.3 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
Panthers games this year have averaged an over/under of 151.5 points, 2.0 more than the point total in this matchup.
The Vikings have a 14-16-0 record against the spread this season.
The Panthers are 15-12-1 against the spread this season.
Cleveland State Stats & Insights
Cleveland State outscores opponents by 3.5 points per game (scoring 71.3 per game to rank 188th in college basketball while allowing 67.8 per outing to rank 113th in college basketball) and has a +112 scoring differential overall.
The 32.5 rebounds per game Cleveland State averages rank 129th in the nation. Its opponents collect 31.6 per contest.
The Vikings hit 2.0 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 5.1 (349th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.1.
Cleveland State’s 92.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 221st in college basketball, and the 87.6 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 72nd in college basketball.
Offensively, the Vikings have fared better in home games this year, scoring 74.1 points per game, compared to 68.6 per game away from home.
Milwaukee Stats & Insights
Milwaukee outscores opponents by 5.1 points per game (posting 78.3 points per game, 38th in college basketball, and allowing 73.2 per contest, 273rd in college basketball) and has a +157 scoring differential.
Milwaukee wins the rebound battle by 3.4 boards on average. It collects 35.7 rebounds per game, 19th in college basketball, while its opponents grab 32.3.
Milwaukee connects on 8.1 three-pointers per game (96th in college basketball) at a 35.8% rate (90th in college basketball), compared to the 8.3 its opponents make, shooting 30.6% from deep.
Milwaukee’s 93.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 180th in college basketball, and the 87.8 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 76th in college basketball.
The Panthers are scoring more points at home (84.8 per game) than on the road (69.3).
Cleveland State Key Players to Watch
Tristan Enaruna leads the Vikings in scoring and rebounding, tallying 15.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
Deshon Parker leads Cleveland State in assists, averaging 4.0 per game while also scoring 9.8 points per contest.
Drew Lowder leads the Vikings in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
The Cleveland State steals leader is Tujautae Williams, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Enaruna, who compiles 1.2 rejections per contest.
Milwaukee Key Players to Watch
BJ Freeman averages 17.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Panthers, enough to make him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
Justin Thomas’ assist statline leads Milwaukee; he racks up 3.1 assists per game.
Freeman is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Panthers, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
Thomas (1.2 steals per game) is the steal leader for Milwaukee while Ahmad Rand (2.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Cleveland State vs. Milwaukee Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Cleveland State 74, Milwaukee 72
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