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Southeast Missouri State Redhawks vs. Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers Best Bets and Prediction

A couple of mid-majors with winning records meet when the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks visit the Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers at 8 p.m. ET Monday at the Klotsche Center. Continue reading below to get our best Southeast Missouri State vs Milwaukee Bet and much more.

ACC/Big Ten Challenge

It is one of 16 NCAA basketball games today that will get buried on a slate highlighted by the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

But it is an important game for both Southeast Missouri State (5-2) and Wisconsin Milwaukee (4-3) as a quality nonconference opponent. 

While it won’t impact the college basketball standings, it could determine how each team will fare in their respective conferences.

That’s important because the upcoming NCAAB schedule includes conference games before the holiday break.

Southeast Missouri State Redhawks vs. Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers

NCAAB odds show Wisconsin Milwaukee is favored by two points with an over/under of 144 points.

A moneyline bet on Wisconsin Milwaukee nets -130 odds, while a bet for Southeast Missouri State to win outright is at +110.

Similar Sized Universities

It’s the first matchup between these NCAA basketball teams despite being similarly sized universities located in the Midwest.

Those making a Southeast Missouri State vs Wisconsin Milwaukee bet show 57% of public bets on the Panthers to cover 2 points and 55% on the under.

Last Game Record

Redhawks’ Last Game Record

The Redhawks suffered their second loss of the season at the multi-team event at UW-Milwaukee Arena, losing 73-71 to Cal-Davis on Sunday. Phillip Russel and Chris Harris each scored 16 points to lead SEMO.

They went a combined 12 for 15 at the free throw line while the team had shooting slashes of .41/.37/.76. But it wasn’t enough to overcome Elijah Pepper’s 30 points.

Panthers’ Last Game Record

The Panthers handled Boston University 67-46 despite being 3.5-point underdogs at home.

Ahmad Rand was one of three scorers in double figures with a team-best 12 points. They held the Terriers to 26% shooting from the field and 3 for 26 (12%) on 3-pointers.

Southeast Missouri State vs. Wisconsin Betting Analysis 

Southeast Missouri State Analysis

Southeast Missouri State can take pride in its defense. The Redhawks are among the best teams defensively.

They rank 31st in holding opponents to 59.3 points per game. They rank 53rd in limiting teams to 38.8% shooting from the field and are 10th at holding teams to 24.3% shooting from 3-point range. 

While they don’t defend free throw attempts, opponents are only converting 58.6% of the freebies against them.

Redhawks’ Offense

Offensively, the Redhawks are below average. They are 223rd in scoring 70.7 points per game and 299th in converting 41.1% of field goal attempts.

They are 203rd at converting 33.1% of 3-pointers. Their free throw conversion rate of 73.4%, which ranks 97th, suggests they should improve offensively.

SEMO is also 40th in grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game and 152nd defensively at limiting teams to 30.4 rebounds per contest.

The college basketball injury report shows guard Gavyn Elkamil is out for the season due to undisclosed reasons.

SEMO’s NCAAB Standings

Southeast Missouri basketball standings showed them finishing fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference a season ago.

That’s also where the Redhawks were picked entering this season, despite Belmont and Murray State moving to the Missouri Valley Conference for this season.

The expectations aren’t high, as the Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers prediction was to finish ninth in the Horizon League this year. They are directed by Bart Lundy, who is in his first season leading the Panthers. 

Wisconsin’s Analysis

Wisconsin Milwaukee has fared well on both ends of the floor this season and is leaving an impression on opponents.

The Panthers are 81st nationally in scoring at 78.0 points per game. They rank 60th in converting 48.1% of field goal attempts and 97th in making 36.4% of 3-point attempts. However, their free throw percentage of 68.3% ranks 226th.

Panthers’ Defense

Defensively, they hold teams to 63.3 points per game, which ranks 75th. Their defensive efficiency is even better as opponents convert 37.2% of field goal attempts (26th) and 26.2% of 3-pointers (29th).

The Panthers are 71st in pulling in 36.0 rebounds and 191st defensively in allowing teams to rebound 31.3 times per contest.

Guard Jordan Ratliffe is out for the season after suffering a knee injury. Ratliffe was not one of the college basketball players who played for the Panthers this season.

Odds Breakdown

Choosing who to pick can be difficult, so before making a Southeast Missouri State vs Wisconsin Milwaukee bet, here is a breakdown of how teams have fared against the spread this year.

Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Breakdown

Southeast Missouri State has been an underdog in every game it has played. The Redhawks are 3-0 when underdogs of 1 to 7 points this season.

They are also 2-0 against the spread on a neutral court despite being 1-1 straight up in those games. They are 2-0 against the spread in night games.

Southeast Missouri State is 0-5 on over/under, as one may expect with the Redhawks’ offensive and defensive splits.

Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers Breakdown

This is the first time the Panthers have been a favorite this season. They are 3-2 against the spread, including 2-1 against the spread at home.

They are 0-1 against the spread in the lone night game they’ve played. Wisconsin Milwaukee is 2-3 against over/under, including 2-1 at home and 0-1 at night. 

Southeast Missouri State Redhawks vs. Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers Betting Pick and Prediction

It’s going to be a defensive battle between two great defenses. The way Wisconsin Milwaukee has played offensively is something worth considering when looking at picking against the spread.

This early in the season, though, Southeast Missouri State is due for some positive regression to improve its shooting efficiencies.

Here is Southeast Missouri State vs Wisconsin Milwaukee bet picks both against the spread and on over/under. 

Who to Bet On?

We’ll take the Panthers to cover the two points. They’ve played incredibly well to start the year, despite being 4-3.

They are balanced throughout and have great depth, with eight players averaging at least 6.0 points per game and the quick pace is something that can negate strong defense as it signals better conditioning. 

That being said, we like to go under 144. Even though the pace should be quicker and Wisconsin Milwaukee’s offense should dictate the game, that could wear down Southeast Missouri State and force some tired legs and bad shots to keep this game under.

NCAAB Pick 1: Wisconsin -2 (-110)

NCAAB Pick 2: Under 141 (-110)

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