Miami vs. Wisc-Green Bay - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (5-2) at Miami Hurricanes (8-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Phoenix and Miami Hurricanes play Saturday at the BankUnited Center.
The Green Bay Phoenix hope to bounce back from their loss to Georgia Southern and play their third true road game. On the season, Green Bay is averaging 59.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 62.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Keifer Sykes is averaging 18.1 points and 3.6 assists while Greg Mays is averaging 11.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jordan Fouse is averaging six rebounds per game and Alfonzo McKinnie is shooting 38.5 percent from the field. The Green Bay Phoenix rely on their defense that has allowed 62 or less points in five of their seven games and is holding teams to just 32.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Green Bay is shooting 31.7 percent from downtown and is turning the ball over nearly 13 times per game.
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The Miami Hurricanes are one of four teams in the ACC that’s still undefeated. On the season, Miami is averaging 76.1 points on 48.8 percent shooting and is allowing 60.1 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 16.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while Angel Rodriguez is averaging 14.1 points and 4.8 assists. Tonye Jekiri is grabbing 10.6 rebounds per game and Manu Lecomte is shooting 55.2 percent from the field. The Miami Hurricanes are an above-average offensive team that’s shooting 75 percent from the free throw line and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc. Miami’s defense is forcing 11 turnovers per game and holding teams to just 29.1 percent shooting from downtown. Miami has shown to be a deep team at both ends and could be that dark horse ACC team.
The Phoenix are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a S.U. loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hurricanes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Green Bay has the defense to make this a close game but they lack the consistent offensive firepower to compete with Miami at both ends for 40 minutes. Look for the Hurricanes to continue their unbeaten streak and win by double digits.