Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Montana - 12/14/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana Grizzlies (3-5) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (4-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies and Milwaukee Panthers meet Sunday afternoon at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
The Montana Grizzlies have lost three of their last four games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Montana is averaging 71.4 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 76.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Martin Breunig leads Montana with 17.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while Jordan Gregory is averaging 15.6 points and 2.9 assists. Mario Dunn is averaging 4.3 assists per game and Jermaine Edmonds Jr. is shooting 37.7 percent from the field. The Montana Grizzlies are a quick paced offensive team that’s averaging more than 57 shots per game while shooting 68.3 percent from the free throw line and 35 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Montana is forcing 14.1 turnovers per contest and allowing teams to shoot 39 percent from beyond the arc.
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The Milwaukee Panthers have lost five of their last eight games but picked some experience against quality teams. On the season, Milwaukee is averaging 63.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 73.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Steve McWhorter leads the panthers with 15.2 points and 3.4 assists while Matt Tiby is averaging 8.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. JeVon Lyle is averaging 8.6 points per game and Cody Wichmann is shooting 47.3 percent from the field. The Milwaukee Panthers have just one player averaging double-digit points, as the team is shooting 67.5 percent from the free throw line and 34.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, the Panthers are forcing 10.8 turnovers and allowing teams to shoot 41.4 percent from beyond the arc.
The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Panthers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following a double-digit loss at home.
I like the up-tempo Montana Grizzlies over a Milwaukee team that struggles offensively and has just one player who can takeover a game. The Grizzlies should win this game outright but the free points are always nice.