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Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (9-14) at Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (18-5)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Resch Center)

The Line: Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Time Warner Cable Sports Channel - Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Panthers will travel to the Resch Center to take on the Green Bay Phoenix this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The Milwaukee Panthers improved to 9-14 (4-5 Horizon) on the season after they defeated the Detroit Titans, 78-74, this past Saturday. Milwaukee shot 40.0% (8-20) from beyond the arc and 80.0% (28-35) from the free-throw line in the victory. Leading the way for the Panthers was Akeem Springs who had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Milwaukee is ranked 264th in the RPI Standings and has played the 173rd ranked SOS. On the season, the Panthers have been led by Steve McWhorter (14.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.0 apg) and Matt Tiby (12.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.0 apg). Offensively, Milwaukee is averaging 64.1 ppg (ranked 259th) on 41.7% shooting (ranked 254th). The Panthers average 6.4 three-pointers per game (ranked 167th) and shoot 73.5% from the free-throw line (ranked 36th). Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing their opponents to average of 70.2 ppg (ranked 243rd). The Panthers average 32.7 total rpg (ranked 206th) and has a rebound margin of -0.3 (ranked 209th).

Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Green Bay Phoenix improved to 18-5 (7-2 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Wright State Raiders, 71-58, this past Monday. Green Bay shot 45.6% from the field and forced Wright State to commit 18 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Phoenix was Jordan Fouse who had a double-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists. Green Bay is ranked 55th in the RPI Standings and has played the 175th ranked SOS. On the season, the Phoenix have been led by Keifer Sykes (18.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.0 apg) and Greg Mays (11.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg). Offensively, Green Bay is averaging 68.1 ppg (ranked 156th) on 46.2% shooting (ranked 60th). The Phoenix are averaging 13.4 ppg (ranked 126th) and have a 1.1 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 111th). Defensively, Green Bay is holding opponents to an average of 59.1 ppg (ranked 27th) on 46.2% shooting (ranked 60th). Green Bay is averaging 4.9 bpg (ranked 39th) and have a turnover margin of 1.6 (ranked 78th).

The Panthers are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 0-9 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Phoenix are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.

Green Bay got out to a huge lead against Milwaukee on the back of their star, Keifer Sykes, and won 79-63 earlier this season. Milwaukee has really struggled this season, and have yet to get a win on the road this season. Green Bay still remembers how Milwaukee was able to upset them in the conference tournament last year and I think that they will show Milwaukee no mercy in this one. Take Green Bay to cover this large spread. 

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