Green Bay Phoenix vs Wright State Raiders Prediction, 12/26/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Green Bay Phoenix vs Wright State Raiders
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: Nutter Center in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Green Bay (+18.5)
The Wright State Raiders (4-1) play the Green Bay Phoenix (0-6) at Nutter Center on Saturday. Wright State opens this contest as 18.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 148.
Green Bay enters this contest with a record of 0-6 for the campaign. They cough up possession 12.2 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Green Bay is pulling down 32.7 boards per game and has tallied 73 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 231st in D-1 in terms of passing. The Phoenix are shooting 31.1% on three-point shots (42 of 135) and 70.0% from the free throw line. They average 66.2 points per contest (274th in the country) while going 39.1% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Phoenix are forcing 10.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.0 personal fouls. The Phoenix defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.2% (184 of 382) and they concede 40.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 185th in college hoops in allowing assists with 86 relinquished for the campaign. They surrender 31.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 319th in the country in points per game allowed (83.0).
The Green Bay Phoenix faced the Milwaukee Panthers and took a loss by a final of 74-62 in their last contest. Green Bay ended the contest with a 38.9% FG percentage (21 out of 54) and made 9 out of their 24 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Phoenix converted 11 of 17 tries for a rate of 64.7%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 26 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 13 dimes in this matchup while getting 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. Concerning the defense, Green Bay allowed 38.9% from the floor on 21 out of 54 shooting. Milwaukee distributed 13 assists and had 2 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Panthers snagged 38 rebounds (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Milwaukee ended up shooting 78.3% from the free throw line by burying 18 of 23 tries. They buried 4 of 15 attempts from distance.
Amari Davis is a player who was a factor in the game. He racked up 21 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He played 38 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. Davis finished the game at 53.8% from the field and dished out 2 assists. Someone else that came through in this game for the Phoenix was PJ Pipes. He snagged 2 boards and also had 2 assists. He finished shooting 33.3% from the floor for the contest by shooting 4-of-12 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Pipes played for 30 min.
Wright State has a record of 4-1 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Raiders are connecting on 51.0% from the field, which is 45th in the nation. Wright State has accounted for 398 pts for the year (79.6 per contest) and they grab 42.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.6 times per game (82nd in the country) and they turn the ball over 14.6 times per contest. The Raiders are committing 15.8 fouls per game and they hit 64.6% from the charity stripe. The Raiders on defense are ranked 122nd in D-1 in points allowed per game with 67.2. They concede 12.4 dimes and 35.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 154th and 172nd in the country. The Wright State defense allows 29.1% on 3-pointers (34 of 117) and opponents are converting on 71.4% of their foul shots. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 36.8% from the field (24th in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Wright State Raiders walked away with a victory by a final of 85-72 when they played the Detroit Titans. The Raiders were able to pull down 30 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in the game. They turned away 6 attempts while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Titans were called for 24 fouls in the game which took the Raiders to the charity stripe for 33 attempts. They were able to make 23 of the free throw tries for a rate of 69.7%. Regarding shooting from distance, Wright State knocked down 4 of their 10 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Raiders ended up shooting 29 out of 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 58.0%. The Raiders permitted the Titans to make 25 out of 65 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.5% for the contest. They went 29.2% from three-point range by shooting 7 of 24 and finished the game at 15 of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Wright State allowed Detroit to snag 26 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Grant Basile pitched in for the Raiders in this matchup. He converted 7 out of 10 in this contest for a field goal rate of 70.0%, which got him 21 points. Basile collected 8 boards in his 38 minutes played and had 4 assists in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Wright State was Tanner Holden. He totaled 15 points in his 37 minutes played by going 5 of 7 shooting for this game. Holden walked away from this one going 71.4% from the floor and also collecting 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Green Bay (+18.5)
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