PFW vs Wisconsin-Green Bay 1/5/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Green Bay Phoenix and the Fort Wayne Mastodons meet Thursday in college basketball action from Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Green Bay is 2-13 on the year so far. The Phoenix lost to Oakland in their last game. As for Fort Wayne, they’re 10-5 after a win over Youngstown State. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Green Bay managed a sketchy 2-8 run over their first 10 games this year, beating only IUPUI and UMKC. The Phoenix are 0-5 since then with losses to St. Thomas MN, Stanford, Oregon State, Detroit and Oakland. 

On Saturday versus Oakland, Green Bay took a 38-28 deficit into the locker room. The Phoenix were outscored 43-37 from there and lost 81-65. Randy Tucker led the team on 17 points with three rebounds and two assists. 

Over on the Fort Wayne side, they were 6-4 through 10 games with losses to Michigan, Northwestern, Southern Miss and Detroit. The Mastodons are 4-1 in their last five outings with a lone loss to Robert Morris. 

Matched up against Youngstown State on Saturday, the Mastodons were up 38-30 going into the second half. Fort Wayne had to hang on from there but eventually got the win 76-71. Damian Chong Qui topped the team on 24 points. 

PICK: I’ll probably stay with Fort Wayne here. I'm not touching it, though; the line's too thick to mess with. The Mastodons are on a nice 6-1 run right now, and they’ve scored 70 or more points in six of those seven games. Fort Wayne shouldn’t have a tough time finding scoring opportunities here; the Phoenix have given up 76 or more points in four of their last five outings. Green Bay has struggled on offense during this five-game losing streak, notching 65 or fewer points in each outing. This one should be Fort Wayne’s cover if they play well.

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Fort Wayne Mastodons -18.5