Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs. Detroit Titans Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/26/14
Detroit Titans (9-12) at Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (16-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Resch Center)
The Line: Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Storyline: Detroit hopes to get back on the winning track in the Horizon League when they travel to face undefeated Green Bay Sunday.
The Breakdown: The Titans ended a four-game skid with a 73-54 thumping of Milwaukee Friday behind staunch defense that held the Panthers to 18 of 58 from the field and 4 of 21 from outside the arc. Detroit also finished with a 46-40 advantage on the boards and forced 18 turnovers. Junior F Juwan Howard, Jr. scored a game-high 24 points to go along with 8 rebounds and freshman G Jarod Williams added 16 points. On the season, the Titans are averaging 72.4 ppg on 41.6 percent shooting and Howard leads the team with 18.0 ppg.
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Meanwhile, Green Bay sits in sole possession of first place at an unblemished 6-0. The Phoenix come in off a decisive 83-69 victory over Oakland Wednesday that saw them shoot a strong 50 percent from the field and connect on 8 of 15 from outside the arc. The Phoenix held the Golden Grizzlies to 25 of 63 from the floor and just 5 of 21 from distance, while also finishing with a 38-34 rebounding edge. Junior G Keifer Sykes had a game-high 27 points to go along with 8 rebounds and six assists, and sophomore G Carrington Love added 17 points off the bench. Through 19 games, Green Bay is averaging 78.6 ppg on 48.7 percent shooting and Sykes leads the team with 20.7 ppg.
Rick’s Pick: Green Bay is currently a 13-point home favorite in this one and although this matchup pits the top of the conference against the bottom, Detroit has decent numbers and the son of NBA all-star Juwan Howard as its leading scorer. Look for a closer game than the spread.