Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Detroit - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Titans (11-12) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (8-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Titans and Milwaukee Panthers play Saturday at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
The Detroit Titans hope to get back to a .500 record after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Detroit is averaging 68.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting and is allowing 70.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Juwan Howard Jr. is averaging 17.8 points and 2.5 assists while Paris Bass is averaging 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Chris Jenkins is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Anton Wilson is shooting 47.4 percent from the field. The Detroit Titans have six players averaging at least 5.2 points, and they’re shooting 69.5 percent from the line and 37.8 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Detroit is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in four of its last five games. Detroit is 3-7 SU on the road.
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The Milwaukee Panthers could also use a victory after splitting their last six games. On the season, Milwaukee is averaging 62.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 71.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Steve McWhorter is averaging 14.2 points and 3.9 assists while Matt Tiby is averaging 12.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. Akeem Springs is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and J.J. Panoske is shooting 44.8 percent from the field. The Milwaukee Panthers have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 73 percent from the line and 30.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Titans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Horizon League and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Panthers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Titans are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Wis.-Milwaukee and 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
In a pick em game, you usually side with the home team. However, Detroit is far more talented and has the best overall player in Howard. I'll take the road team here given the circumstances.