Oklahoma State vs. Wisc-Milwaukee - 11/21/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (1-2) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -17 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers face off on Friday in college basketball action.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are off to a 3-0 start to the season but all of the wins have come against the softest of competition. Oklahoma State is averaging 78.5 points and they are shooting 41.5 percent including 32.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 53.5 points and their opponents shoot 32 percent. Le’Bryan Nash leads OSU averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Phil Forte III is averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 steals, Jeffrey Carroll is averaging 9.9 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Anthony Allen Jr. is averaging 10.0 rebounds. Oklahoma State is winning the rebounding battle 43-36 but the level of their opponents make most of their stats fairly meaningless.
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The Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers are 1-2 this season with the win coming against a D-ii team and the losses coming against D-1 teams. Milwaukee is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent including 32.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 76.5 points and their opponents are shooting 47.5 percent. Steve McWhorter leads Milwaukee averaging 14 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. JeVon Lyle is averaging 12.7 points, Akeem Springs is averaging 11.7 points and 7.0 rebounds, and J.J. Panoske is averaging 8.3 points and 5.0 rebounds. Milwaukee has been getting beat on the boards on average by 30-32.
Oklahoma State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 20-8-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 against the spread after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. Milwaukee is 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, and 4-1 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record.
This is another monster line and while it is just a lean I see Oklahoma State getting it done.