Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Valparaiso - 2/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Valparaiso Crusaders (22-4) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (10-15)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Valparaiso Crusaders and Milwaukee Panthers play Sunday at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
The Valparaiso Crusaders have won five straight games and are chasing a Horizon crown. On the season, Valparaiso is averaging 71 points on 46.1 percent shooting and is allowing 61.4 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Alec Peters is averaging 17.1 points and 6.6 rebounds while Tevonn Walker is averaging 11.3 points and 1.8 assists. Darien Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Keith Carter is dishing 3.8 assists. The Valparaiso Crusaders have five players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 67.4 percent from the line and 37.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Valparaiso is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.
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The Milwaukee Panthers could use a big win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Milwaukee is averaging 64.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting and is allowing 71.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Steve McWhorter is averaging 14 points and 4.3 assists while Matt Tiby is averaging 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. Akeem Springs is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and JeVon Lyle is shooting 43 percent from the field. The Milwaukee Panthers have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 73 percent from the line and 32.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in three of its last five games.
The Crusaders are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 road games following three or more consecutive home games. The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games. The Crusaders are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Valparaiso Crusaders have been flat out money ATS on the road this season and has been playing far more consistent ball than the Milwaukee Panthers. Give me the chalk and the road team.