Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Murray State - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (2-1) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (4-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Germain Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Panthers and Murray State Racers meet Monday afternoon at the Germain Arena.
The Milwaukee Panthers hope to keep rolling after getting off to a 4-1 start to the year. The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 72.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Austin Arians is averaging 15.2 points and 1.4 assists while Matt Tiby is averaging 13.8 points and 10 rebounds. Akeem Springs is the third double-digit scorer and J.J. Panoske is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 37.6 percent from downtown and have four players with at least seven made threes. While Milwaukee is shooting the ball well, it’s also averaging 15 turnovers and grabbing just 21.5 defensive rebounds. Either way, the Milwaukee Panthers have found ways to win 11 of their last 14 games.
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The Murray State Racers look to improve to 3-1 after losing to Georgia on Friday. The Murray State Racers are averaging 64 points on 38.3 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 34.5 percent shooting. Damarcus Croaker is averaging 14 points and 2.7 assists while Wayne Langston is averaging 13 points and five rebounds. Gee McGhee is the third double-digit scorer and Bryce Jones is dishing four assists. The Murray State Racers are shooting just 27.1 percent from downtown, as Jeffery Moss is the only player with more than three made threes. The good news is that Murray State has only 13 turnovers per game and is shooting 73.6 percent from the free throw line. Murray State has won 26 of its last 27 regular season games.
The Panthers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Ohio Valley and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Racers are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 Monday games.
Murray State is a well coached team that isn't used to losing and should be able to take advantage of Milwaukee being careless with the basketball. I like the Racers outright, but I'll side with the points here just to be safe.