Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (15-8) at Northern Kentucky Norse (8-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (BB)
The Line: Northern Kentucky Norse +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Panthers for the season sweep of the Northern Kentucky Norse on Saturday.
The Milwaukee Panthers are fighting for a spot in the top four of the Horizon and can’t afford too many defeats. The 4th seed Panthers have lost two of three after an 84-83 defeat at Wright State as a comeback from ten point halftime deficit fell just short. Both teams shot the ball well with the Raiders hitting at 56% and Milwaukee countering at 53% with eight more free throws. Akeem Springs was the Panthers offensive star with 21 points and six pulls on 7-10 with Austin Arians and Jordan Johnson netting 16 points each with Johnson handing out ten assists. Matt Tiby followed with ten points and nine rebounds while Cody Wichmann chipped in another eight points.
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The Northern Kentucky Norse have done better then I expected in their first season in the Horizon League at 4-7.The Norse have loss three of four following an 85-78 defeat to visiting Green Bay as a 3.5 point hone dog on Thursday. NKU connected at 45% with 12 more looks at the basket for five more field goals versus the 48% shooting Phoenix but GB won this at the stripe with 19 more free throws. Carrington Love led a balanced Phoenix offense with 18 points with Jordan Fouse adding 16 points, ten rebounds and four blocks. Kenneth Lowe tossed in 12 points while Kerem Kanter and Turner Botz each scored eleven points.
Milwaukee are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and the over is 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games. Northern Kentucky are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games while going 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games overall. All things being equal the Panthers are the pick but the small chalk stinks to high heaven…