Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (5-7) at Arkansas Razorbacks (8-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Arkansas Razorbacks hope to continue their winning ways with a win versus the Milwaukee Panthers.
The defending Horizon champion Milwaukee Panthers haven't gotten off to the greatest of starts with a 5-7 record as both ends of the floor have not been on the same page. That has been an issue in losses in three of four following a 61-56 defeat at SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday. This wasn't a thing of beauty for either side with a combined 34 turnovers but the Cougars 43%-31.7% shooting edge was enough to win with the Panthers likely losing the game on their 3-21 performance from long range. Matt Tiby paced the Milwaukee attack with 16 points and nine rebounds with JJ Panoske tossing in 12 points and grabbing six pulls followed by Steve McWhorter and Justin Jordan with eleven and eight points with McWhorter hauling in ten rebounds.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks have been lighting up the scoreboard through ten contests with a fast paced attack and 47% shooting doing plenty of damage. Southeast Missouri State felt the brunt of the Razorbacks scoring machine in an 84-67 road loss on Saturday. Arkansas blitzed the Redhawks in a 45-28 first half and held the visitors at arm's length the rest of the way. The Razorbacks sank half their looks with SEMO countering with 41% accuracy which wasn't enough to play catch up with Arkansas holding advantages in almost every area. Bobby Portis led all scorers with 24 points and nine rebounds with Michael Qualls next in line with 15 points and five yanks. Anthlon Bell and Alandise Harris contributed 12 and nine points with Harris grabbing five boards.
The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. Milwaukee are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Arkansas are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. Milwaukee is capable of covering but so is Arkansas so I'm not thrilled with the number so I'll go with the home team...