Detroit Titans vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers - 1/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (5-10) at Detroit Titans (6-9)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Calihan Hall)
The Line: Detroit Titans -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Calihan Hall will be jumping when the Milwaukee Panthers pay a visit to the Detroit Titans.
The Milwaukee Panthers might be the defending Horizon League champion but they are really struggling at both ends of the floor. The Panthers are in the midst of a four game slide where the offense has reached 60 points once while the defense has allowed over 80 points in three straight. Milwaukee dropped the conference opener at Cleveland State 84-57 on Friday with the Vikings erasing a three point deficit with a dominating 57-27 second half. Cleveland State connected at 57.6% with 19 more shots to outdistance the Panthers 35%. Matt Tiby and Steve McWhorter led the attack with 16 points apiece and a combined 15 rebounds with nobody scoring more then six points.
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The Detoit Titans enjoyed a solid 6-3 start to 2014-15 but things have gone downhill since with six consecutive defeats to drop their record to 6-9. The Titans need their offense to make shots to be competitive but in a 70-57 defeat at Wright State in the conference opener not much of anything went favorably. The Raiders simply outshot the visitors 50%-34.5% which added up to a huge difference of ten field goals. The Titans received 15 points and six boards from Juwan Howard Jr. on 4-5 from long range while Chris Jenkins was next in line with 14 points and six pulls on 4-5 from the field. Jarod Williams chipped with nine points but no other player scored more then six points.
The Panthers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Horizon League and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games. Milwaukee are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Titans are 12-25 ATS in their last 37 home games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. Detroit are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. Neither team is winning nor are they competitive but I guess Detroit has played their schedule better but not enough for me to put one cent on this...