The Milwaukee Panthers and the Fort Wayne Mastodons meet Saturday in college basketball action from Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Milwaukee is fresh off a Thursday game versus Cleveland State. In that one the Panthers managed a four-point OT victory. As for Fort Wayne, they played Green Bay in their Thursday game. The Mastodons ended up winning by 10 points. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Milwaukee was 7-3 after 10 games this year, losing to Purdue, Iowa State and St. Thomas MN in that stretch. The Panthers hit a 2-2 run in their next quartet, beating North park and Detroit with losses to Chattanooga and Oakland otherwise.
In the Cleveland State game on Thursday, Milwaukee was down 29-26 after one half but eventually forced overtime and won it 68-64 in comeback fashion. BJ Freeman led the scoring on 24 points with six boards.
Over on the Fort Wayne side, they were 6-4 after 10 games this year, losing to Michigan, Northwestern, Southern Miss and Detroit. The Mastodons went 4-1 over the next five with a lone loss to Robert Morris.
Matched up against Green Bay on Thursday, Fort Wayne held a 42-35 lead by the break. The Mastodons kept it going in the second half and won 79-69. Jarred Godfrey was the leading scorer on 23 points with five rebounds.
PICK: I’ll probably stick with Fort Wayne. The Mastodons are on a nice run right now; they’ve won seven of their last eight games, scoring 70 or more points in all but one of those eight. As for Milwaukee, they’ve been a mixed bag on the scoreboard over the last few games, but overall they’ve been scoring pretty well this year. If both teams are on point here, this should be a fairly high-scoring outcome.