Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs. Northern Kentucky Norse - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Kentucky Norse (4-8) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (9-5)
College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Kentucky Norse look for their first Horizon victory at the Milwaukee Panthers.
The Northern Kentucky Norse have a capable scoring squad but they do give up some points. We saw that in an 86-70 loss at Green Bay where a ten point hole at the half was too much to overcome. The Norse hit shots at 41% but were only 4-18 from beyond the arc while the Phoenix connected at 47% with 18 Norse turnovers turned in to nine more looks at the basket which added up to eight more baskets. Jalen Billups was Northern Kentucky’s best offensive option with 18 points and six pulls on 8-11 shooting with LaVone Holland right on his heels with 17 points. Drew McDonald added 12 points and 13 rebounds with Cole Murray chipping in with nine points.
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The Milwaukee Panthers are supposed to be a threat in the Horizon League and they certainly have the scoring ability at 80 points. The Panthers offense wasn’t enough to save them Saturday in an 84-82, overtime loss to visiting Wright State where the Panthers trailed by 13 after 20 minutes. The Raiders won because they fired away at 51% and the 43% shooting Panthers hung tough because they sank ten more foul shots. Matt Tiby led the Panthers attack with 23 points and nine rebounds followed by a 19 point, eight board effort from Akeem Springs. JayQuan McCloud and Austin Arians netted 12 points apiece while Jordan Johnson added eleven points and nine assists.
Northern Kentucky are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall and are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The under is 15-2 in Milwaukee last 17 Monday games and the over is 13-5 in their last 18 home games. The Panthers have a chance to challenge in the Horizon and the Norse are going through growing pains…