Green Bay Phoenix vs UNI Panthers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Green Bay Phoenix vs UNI Panthers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Green Bay (+17.5)
McLeod Center is the site where and the UNI Panthers (1-4) will play the Green Bay Phoenix (0-4) on Saturday. Green Bay opens this matchup as 17.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 153.5.
Green Bay will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 0-4 for the campaign. They are averaging 67.5 pts per game (231st in Division 1) while shooting 39.2% from the field. The Phoenix are shooting 30.6% on shots from beyond the arc (26 of 85) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Green Bay is pulling in 31.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 46 assists for the year, which ranks 208th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.5 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Phoenix have forced 11.0 turnovers per game and they draw 16.5 fouls. They are surrendering 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 305th in the country in opponents points per game (89.0). The Phoenix defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.7% (133 of 273) and they surrender 43.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 222nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 62 conceded this season.
The Green Bay Phoenix faced the Marquette Golden Eagles and took a loss by a score of 82-68 in their last game. Green Bay wrapped up the contest having earned a 39.7% FG percentage (25 of 63) and converted 8 of their 27 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Phoenix made 10 of 16 attempts for a rate of 62.5%. With respect to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 27 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 13 assists in the game as well as earning 4 steals and 5 blocked shots. When it comes to the defense, Green Bay allowed the other team to go 39.7% from the floor on 25 out of 63. Marquette recorded 15 assists and 3 steals for the game. Moreover, the Golden Eagles pulled down 37 rebounds (9 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Marquette went 100.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 12 shots. They converted 10 out of their 23 tries from beyond the perimeter.
PJ Pipes is a guy who saw a lot of action in this contest. He was able to score 22 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes played and pulled down 7 boards. Pipes finished the contest at 53.3% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this game for the Phoenix was Josh Jefferson. He snagged 5 boards and accounted for 6 assists. He finished the game at 30.0% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 6-of-20 (17 points). In all, Jefferson saw the court for 36 minutes.
UNI has a mark of 1-4 on the year. UNI has tallied 388 pts this year (77.6 per game) and they snag 32.8 boards per contest. The Panthers commit 17.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.0% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Panthers are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks them 166th in Division 1. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.8 times per contest (202nd in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game. The Panthers on the defensive side of the court are 218th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 74.4. They surrender 12.6 assists and 38.4 boards per contest, which has them ranked 148th and 235th in those categories on the defensive end. The UNI defense surrenders 28.6% on three-point shots (32 of 112) and opponents are making 77.2% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.0% from the floor (195th in college basketball).
For their last game, the UNI Panthers took a loss by a final score of 78-68 when they played the Richmond Spiders. The Panthers collected 26 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for the game. They also rejected 2 shots while earning 5 steals in this game. The Spiders were called for 16 fouls in this game which got the Panthers to the free throw line for 18 tries. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a percentage of 61.1%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, UNI converted 3 of 19 tries (15.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Panthers finished the game shooting 27 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.3%. The Panthers allowed the Spiders to convert 29 of 59 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.2% for the matchup. They shot 38.1% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, UNI allowed Richmond to snag 38 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Trae Berhow ended up having an impact for the Panthers for the game. He knocked down 5 of 13 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which had him sitting at 13 points. Berhow pulled down 6 rebounds in his 36 minutes played and had 3 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up coming through for UNI was Austin Phyfe. He ended up scoring 15 points in 23 minutes on the court via 6 out of 11 from the floor for this contest. Phyfe wrapped this one up going 54.5% from the field while contributing 2 assists and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Green Bay (+17.5)
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