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IUPUI vs. Milwaukee - 2/22/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee at IUPUI
Date & Time Friday February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Indianapolis, IN
The Line
IUPUI Jaguars -10 -- Over/Under: 149
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Milwaukee at IUPUI
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The Milwaukee Panthers will travel to Indiana Farmers Coliseum to take on the IUPUI Jaguars this Friday night in College Basketball action.

The Milwaukee Panthers lost their 7th straight game and dropped to 9-18 (4-10 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 89-73, this past Saturday. Milwaukee struggled on both ends of the court against Oakland and couldn’t fight back after the Golden Grizzlies took a 41-29 halftime lead. Milwaukee shot just 41.7% from the field and 30.4% from beyond the arc while allowing Oakland to shoot 52.4% from the field. Leading the way for the Panthers was Vance Johnson who had 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 assist in 29 minutes from off the bench.

On the season, Milwaukee is averaging 70.7 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field. The Panthers are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 34.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Milwaukee has been led by Darius Roy (16.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.3 spg), DeAndre Abram (12.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.1 apg), Vance Johnson (10.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg), and Bryce Barnes (6.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.0 spg).

Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing their opponents to average 75.7 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Panthers have a rebound margin of -0.7 and a turnover margin of -2.0.

The IUPUI Panthers lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 14-13 (6-8 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Cleveland State Vikings, 89-86, this past Saturday. IUPUI had a tough time slowing down the Cleveland State offense and allowed the Vikings to pull away late after a 7-2 run by the Vikings gave Cleveland State an 86-80 lead with just :50 seconds left in regulation. IUPUI allowed Cleveland State to shoot 59.3% from the field and 55.6% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Jaguars was D.J. McCall who had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 4 steals.

On the season, IUPUI is averaging 77.2 ppg on 45.4% shooting from the field. The Jaguars are averaging 7.0 three-pointers per game on 33.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, IUPUI has been led by Camron Justice (19.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.4 spg), Jaylen Minnett (11.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.8 apg), Evan Hall (9.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.3 bp), and D.J. McCall (8.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, IUPUI is allowing their opponents to average 73.7 ppg on 44.8% shooting form the field. The Jaguars have a rebound margin of 4.7 and a turnover margin of 0.6.

The Panthers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games, however, are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

Milwaukee has lost 8 of their last 10 games and currently rank just 238th in scoring offense, 283rd in FG%, and 276th in scoring defense

IUPUI has lost 6 of their last 10 games and currently rank 72nd in scoring offense, 132nd in FG%, and 238th in scoring defense.

Both teams coming into this match-up in desperate need of a win, however, I’m having a hard time trying to make a case picking Milwaukee in this one. It was expected that Milwaukee was going to struggle this season and although they were able to pick up a few conference wins in early January, including a 64-57 win at home against IUPUI, the Panthers have really looked lost on both ends of the court as of late and come into this game with just a 3-10 record on the road. IUPUI has a solid offense that should be able to put up points against a Milwaukee defense that is allowing their opponents to average 82.0 ppg over their last 6 games and as they are a respectable 9-4 at home, which includes a win against Northern Kentucky, I’m taking the Jaguars to cover this home spread. Good Luck.

Pick:
IUPUI Jaguars -10

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