Wisconsin vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay - 12/23/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix (5-7) at Wisconsin Badgers (5-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Phoenix and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Kohl Center.
The Green Bay Phoenix could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Green Bay Phoenix are averaging 68.1 points on 37 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Khalil Small is averaging 15.9 points and 6.4 rebounds while Kameron Hankerson is averaging 9.9 points and 2.4 assists. T.J. Parham is dishing 1.4 assists and David Jesperson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Green Bay Phoenix are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Green Bay Phoenix are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Green Bay Phoenix have lost six straight road games.
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The Wisconsin Badgers also need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 67.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 16.3 points and 3.3 assists while Brad Davison is averaging 11.3 points and 1.9 rebounds. D'Mitrik Trice is dishing 2.3 assists and Brevin Pritzl is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have split their last six home games.
The Phoenix are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten. The Badgers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Phoenix are 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Wisconsin, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Green Bay Phoenix are solid defensively and have held their own against decent teams on the road already this season. The Wisconsin Badgers aren't playing good basketball right now and the points are getting harder and harder to produce. This has also become a bit of a rivalry game, and while Green Bay hasn't won much, there have been close games against better Wisconsin teams. I'll take a shot with the points here.