Green Bay vs. Milwaukee - 2/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (16-10) at Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (15-11)
College Basketball: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Resch Center)
The Line: Green Bay Phoenix -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Milwaukee Panthers will travel to the Resch Center to take on the Green Bay Phoenix this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Milwaukee Panthers dropped to 16-10 (7-6 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Detroit Titans, 80-66, this past Saturday. Milwaukee didn’t have any answers for Detroit in the 1st half, falling behind by a 44-29 margin at halftime, and couldn’t get any closer than 9-points in the 2nd half in the loss. Milwaukee shot just 32.8% from the field and 25.8% (8-31) from beyond the arc. The Panthers allowed the Titans to shoot 53.1% from the field and was outrebounded by Detroit by a 41-35 margin. Leading the way for Milwaukee was Matt Tiby who had 22 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assists, and a steal. On the season, the Panthers have been led by Matt Tiby (15.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.2 apg), Akeem Springs (13.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Jordan Johnson (12.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 8.1 apg). Offensively, Milwaukee is averaging 79.0 ppg on 46.1% shooting from the field and 36.1% shooting from beyond the arc. The Panthers average 9.1 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.57. Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing their opponents to average 73.5 ppg on 46.0% shooting. The Panthers have a rebound margin of 1.7 and a turnover margin of -0.5.
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The Green Bay Phoenix dropped to 15-11 (7-6 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Oakland Grizzlies, 111-93, this past Saturday. Green Bay had no answers for the high-paced Oakland offense and couldn’t recover after falling behind by 20+ points midway through the 2nd half. Green Bay shot 42.1% from the field and 35.7% (10-28) from beyond the arc. The Phoenix allowed the Golden Grizzlies to shoot 50.7% from the field and 40.0% (12-30) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Green Bay was Charles Cooper who had 18 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist. On the season, the Phoenix have been led by Carrington Love (18.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.4 apg), Charles Cooper (13.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg), and Jordan Fouse (11.9 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.1 spg, 1.5 bpg). Offensively, Green Bay is averaging 85.7 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field and 35.6% shooting from beyond the arc. The Phoenix average 7.0 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.08. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing their opponents to average 82.9 ppg on 46.0% shooting. The Phoenix have a rebound margin of -2.1 and a turnover margin of 4.3.
The Panthers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 road games. The Phoenix are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Milwaukee has struggled as of late losing 3 of their last 4 and have been allowing their opponents to average 81 ppg. Green Bay has one of the highest scoring offenses as they rank 3rd in the country in offensive ppg however, have really struggled on the defensive end this season as they’ve allowed opponents to score over 100 points against them in 6 different games this season. Milwaukee was able to get a close 95-94 victory against Green Bay a few weeks ago however, I think Green Bay will be able to find ways to score against a Panthers defense that is struggling right now and cover this small spread at home. Take Green Bay to cover.