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Iowa vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay - 11/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix (1-1) at Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0)
Date & Time Sunday November 11, 2018, 3:05 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -19.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5
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NCAA BB | Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix (1-1) at Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0)
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The Green Bay Phoenix and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet in college basketball action from Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Green Bay Phoenix will look to bounce back in their first road game of the year after falling to 1-1 with a 78-74 loss to Indiana State in their last outing. Sandy Cohen III led the Phoenix with 16 points and a team-high 6 assists to go along with 6 rebounds and a pair of blocks while Manny Patterson added 10 points and a team-high 9 rebounds to round out the duo of double-digit scorers for Green Bay in the losing effort. ShanQuan Hemphill added 7 points and 8 rebounds and Kameron Hankerson had 5 assists as well in the defeat. Cohen III leads Green Bay with an average of 14 points and 4.5 assists per game while Patterson is Green Bay’s leading rebounder, averaging 7.5 boards through the first two games of the season. As a team, Green Bay is averaging 92 points on 46.4% shooting from the field, 25.5% from behind the 3-point line and 67.2% from the foul line this season. 

The Iowa Hawkeyes will look to remain unbeaten after starting the year with a 77-63 win over UMKC in their last outing. Joe Wieskamp led the Hawkeyes with 15 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 4 threes, while Tyler Cook and Jordan Bohannon each had 12 points, with Cook adding team-highs of 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks. Maishe Dailey added 11 points to finish off the quartet of double-digit scorers for Iowa in the winning effort. As a team, Iowa is averaging 77 points on 44.7% shooting from the field, 28% from behind the arc and 73.7% from the foul line after their first game of the season.

Green Bay is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. Iowa is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games following a win. 

Iowa is a deep team that’s had a lot of success ATS at home, and looked good against UMKC in their last outing. Green Bay looked good in their opener, but struggled against real competition when they faced the Sycamores. All in all, I think Iowa has the edge on both sides of the ball and should be able to get the job done with a win and cover here.

Pick:
Iowa -19.5

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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