Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (8-4) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Williams Arena)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Panthers have upset on their mind when they visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
The Milwaukee Panthers have been riding their potent offense to success here in the early going. It wasn’t quite enough last time out in a 92-91 loss to visiting South Dakota as a nine point favorite that ended a four game winning streak. The Coyotes connected at over 47% and the Panthers were hitting at just 39% but stayed competitive with 14 long balls and ten more free throws. Matt Tibbs was top scorer for Milwaukee with a game high 31 points and 17 rebounds on 8-17 with Austin Arians adding 16 points five yanks. Akeem Springs netted 13 points and grabbed nine boards while Jordan Johnson and JayQuan McCloud each scored nine apiece.
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been able to score a little bit but are just treading water at 6-5. The Golden Gophers snapped a three game skid with a 70-52 win versus Chicago State. Minny led by eight at the half before pulling away late behind a defense that allowed less then 33% shooting. Minnesota sank shots at 39% but won it at the foul line with 15 more makes. Carlos Morris and Gaston Diedhiou led the Golden Gophers attack with 14 points apiece followed by a 12 point, 18 rebound effort from Jordan Murphy. Joey King added ten points and seven assists with ten players scoring overall.
Milwaukee are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games. The over is 7-1 in Minnesota last 8 non-conference games and the over is 14-3 in their last 17 overall while the Golden Gophers are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games overall. I thing these teams are more the same then different so I’ll take the points…