Wisc-Green Bay vs. Pacific - 12/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pacific Tigers (1-7) at Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (4-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Resch Center)
The Line: Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Pacific Tigers will travel to the Resch Center to take on the Green Bay Phoenix this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Pacific Tigers lost their 4th consecutive game and dropped to 1-7 (0-0 WCC) on the season after being defeated by the Fresno State Bulldogs, 71-52, this past Saturday. Pacific was outscored by Fresno State by a 34-22 margin in the first half and was never able to get within single digits in the 2nd half in the loss. Pacific struggled offensively as they shot just 33.3% from the field and committed 20 turnovers. The Tigers allowed the Bulldogs to shoot 48.2% from the field and 36.4% (4-11) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Pacific was T.J. Wallace who had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, the Tigers have been led by Alec Kobre (14.5 ppg, 1.5 apg), T.J. Wallace (13.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg), and Ray Bowles (11.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg). On the season, Pacific is averaging 68.9 ppg on 41.0% shooting from the field and 29.0% shooting from beyond the arc. The Tigers average 6.8 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.00. Defensively, Pacific is allowing their opponents to average 71.9 ppg on 42.9% shooting. The Tigers have a rebound margin of 0.8 and a turnover margin of -0.1.
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The Green Bay Phoenix has their 4 game winning streak snapped and fell to 4-4 (0-0 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Toledo Rockets, 71-69, just over a week ago on December 6th. Green Bay played Toledo tight throughout the game but allowed a game winning three-pointer as time expired by Toledo’s Jaelan Sanford to lose the game. Green Bay shot 43.6% from the field and 40.0% (8-20) from beyond the arc. The Phoenix allowed Toledo to shoot 46.6% from the field and forced the Rockets to commit 16 turnovers. Leading the way for Green Bay was Jordan Fouse who had a double-double with 15 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals. On the season, the Phoenix have been led by Carrington Love (18.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.9 spg), Jordan Fouse (12.6 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.6 spg), and Charles Cooper (11.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg). Offensively, Green Bay is averaging 81.6 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field and 34.9% shooting from three-point range. The Phoenix average 6.4 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.09. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing their opponents to average 81.5 ppg on 44.9% shooting. The Phoenix have a rebound margin of -3.9 and a turnover margin of 5.1.
The Tigers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss however, just 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Phoenix are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record however, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
Pacific returned the majority of last year’s 12-19 team, however, have really struggled to start the season as their only win has come against the D-II Notre Dame (CA) Argonauts. Green Bay has a rough start to their season and has really struggled defensively as one of the better defensive teams from the 2014-15 season is currently ranked T-320th in scoring defense at 81.5 ppg. Green Bay has some great players in Carrington Love and Jordan Fouse, however, I don’t think Pacific is as bad as their record might indicate as they’ve play some decent teams (UC-Irvine, Arizona, Fresno State). Green Bay has been terrible on the defensive end this year and I think as long as Pacific doesn’t turnover the ball, I think they’ll be able to stay within this number. Take Pacific and the points.