Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Wisconsin - 12/10/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (8-1) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (4-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers +17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Panthers and the Wisconsin Badgers face off on Wednesday in U.S. Cellular Arena in college basketball action.
The Milwaukee Panthers are 4-5 this season and they are coming off of a loss against DePaul. Milwaukee is 3-1 at home and they haven’t beaten a team with a RPI better than 200. Milwaukee is averaging 65.3 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Steve McWhorter leads the Panthers averaging 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. JeVon Lyle is averaging 9.0 points, Cody Wichman is averaging 8.2 points, and Matt Tiby is averaging 7.8 points and 6.0 rebounds. Milwaukee is looking for something to jump start their season.
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The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-1 this season and they are ranked number six in the nation. Wisconsin is 3-0 in neutral site games and 1-0 in true road games thus far this season. Wisconsin is averaging 71.2 points and they are shooting 47.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 52.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 16.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game to lead the Badgers. Nigel Hayes is averaging 11.6 points and 7.6 rebounds, Sam Dekker is averaging 10.7 points, and Traevon Jackson is averaging 10.1 points. Wisconsin’s lone loss this year was to Duke.
Milwaukee is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 5-2 against the spread following a loss, and 19-7 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points. Wisconsin is 8-2-1 against the spread following a win, 10-3-1 against the spread in their last 14 games, and 1-5 against the spread after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game.
This is a big game for Milwaukee but I don’t see them having the guns to make it happen here so my play is the Badgers laying the big number.