Wright State vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 3/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (16-16) at Wright State Raiders (23-9)
College Basketball: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Wright State Raiders +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wright State Raiders and Milwaukee Panthers meet Monday in the college basketball Horizon Tournament semifinals at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Wright State Raiders look for another victory after beating Green Bay on Saturday. The Wright State Raiders are averaging 72.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Grant Benzinger is averaging 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds while Loudon Love is averaging 12.9 points and 9.6 assists. Mark Hughes is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Mitchell is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Wright State Raiders are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wright State Raiders are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Wright State Raiders have played just one neutral site game this season.
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The Milwaukee Panthers look for another victory after beating UIC on Sunday. The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 68.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jeremiah Bell is averaging 13.9 points and 3.1 rebounds while Brock Stull is averaging 13 points and 3.2 assists. Bryce Nze is the third double-digit scorer and Brett Prahl is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Panthers are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Panthers have played just one neutral site game this season.
The Panthers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Monday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Monday games. The Panthers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, the underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
These teams have played a couple of close games this season, but the Milwaukee Panthers have been on the winning side both times and they head into this game playing really good defense, allowing under 41 percent shooting in their last five games. The Milwaukee Panthers have also been a covering machine as of late. I'll lay the bucket here.