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Evansville vs. Green Bay - 12/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix (6-6) at Evansville Purple Aces (5-6)
Date & Time Saturday December 22, 2018, 5:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Evansville Purple Aces -4 -- Over/Under: 160
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The Green Bay Phoenix and the Evansville Purple Aces meet in college basketball action from the Ford Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Green Bay Phoenix will be looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 104-83 loss to Michigan State in their last outing. Sandy Cohen III led the Phoenix with 22 points on 8 of 18 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 5 assists. JayQuan McCloud added 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting with 4 threes while Kameron Hankerson chipped in 11 points and Manny Patterson added 10 points to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for Green Bay in the losing effort. ShanQuan Hemphill added 4 points and a team-high 6 rebounds as well in the win for the Phoenix. Cohen III leads Green Bay with an average of 15.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Green Bay is averaging 85 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field, 35% from behind the arc and 65.9% from the foul line this season.

The Evansville Purple Aces will be looking to rebound from consecutive losses of their own following a 66-64 loss to Murray State in their last outing. K.J. Riley led the Aces with 13 points along with a game-high 11 rebounds for the double-double while John Hall added 12 points with a pair of threes and Marty Hill chipped in 10 points with 3 assists and a pair of steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Evansville in the loss. Shea Feehan scored just 2 points on 1 of 6 shooting, missing all 4 of his 3-point attempts, but still leads Evansville in scoring with 14.1 points per game this season. Hall leads the Purple Aces in rebounding with 8.1 rebounds per game and Riley leads Evansville with 3.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Evansville is averaging 75 points per game on 42.6% shooting from the field, 34.1% from behind the arc and 73.2% from the foul line this season.

Green Bay is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 non-conference games. Evansville is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 games against the Horizon League.

Both of these two teams have been solid ATS this season, so you’re really having to split hairs to make a pick here. However, even with a 1-5 record away from home, the Phoenix have done a good job covering the number dating back to last season. Evansville has been solid against the spread in their own right, but the Phoenix are one of the better offensive units in the country so it wouldn’t hurt to have extra points in my pocket for this one.

Pick:
Green Bay +4

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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