Milwaukee Panthers vs Green Bay Phoenix Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Panthers vs Green Bay Phoenix
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Kress Events Center in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+1)
The Milwaukee Panthers (1-1) are headed to Kress Events Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Green Bay Phoenix (0-4). Milwaukee opens this contest as 1-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 149.5.
Milwaukee enters this game with a win-loss record of 1-1 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 38.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 22 assists this year, which has them ranked 314th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Panthers are hitting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (16 of 46) and 73.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 73.0 pts per contest (187th in Division 1) while hitting 41.6% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Panthers are forcing 12.0 turnovers every game and they draw 20.5 personal fouls. The Panthers are giving up a FG percentage of 48.1% (50 of 104) and they concede 29.0 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 25th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 29 relinquished on the season. They give up 44.2% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 166th in college basketball in opponents PPG (69.5).
The Milwaukee Panthers faced the Western Michigan Broncos and went home with a win by a final score of 71-63 in their last contest. Milwaukee walked away from the game having earned a 41.7% field goal percentage (25 out of 60) and buried 6 of 23 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Panthers knocked down 15 of 21 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected a total of 40 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 7 assists in this matchup as well as earning 10 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 41.7% from the field on 25 of 60. Western Michigan recorded 9 dimes and 3 steals in this game. Moreover, the Broncos collected 28 boards (7 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Western Michigan finished 52.2% from the charity stripe by converting 12 of their 23 attempts. They also buried 9 out of their 21 attempts from beyond the arc.
DeAndre Gholston is someone who came through for the matchup. He left the arena with 13 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He played for 23 mins and totaled 6 boards. Gholston finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. One more player that saw a lot of court time in this game for the Panthers was Te'Jon Lucas. He grabbed 4 boards and also earned 4 dimes. He finished the game shooting 31.3% from the field in this game by shooting 5-of-16 (16 points). In all, Lucas saw the court for 29 min.
Green Bay has a mark of 0-4 so far this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Phoenix are shooting 39.2% from the floor, which is ranked 314th in college hoops. Green Bay has scored 270 points on the season (67.5 per contest) and they pull in 31.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.5 times per game (271st in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game. The Phoenix have committed 17.5 fouls per contest and they go 71.0% from the charity stripe. The Phoenix are ranked 321st in the nation in PPG given up with 89.0. They are forcing 11.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 48.7% from the field (306th in college hoops). The Green Bay defense gives up 33.0% on 3-pointers (31 of 94) and opponents are knocking down 77.6% of their free throw attempts. They concede 15.5 dimes and 43.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 278th and 310th in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Green Bay Phoenix went home defeated by a final of 82-68 when they played the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Phoenix were able to snag 19 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 in the matchup. They blocked 5 shots while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Golden Eagles earned 15 fouls in this matchup which got the Phoenix to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to convert 10 of those for a clip of 62.5%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Green Bay buried 8 of 27 attempts (29.6%). In all, the Phoenix ended up shooting 25 out of 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.7%. The Phoenix permitted the Golden Eagles to knock down 30 of their 62 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 48.4% in this contest. They shot 43.5% from distance via 10 of 23 and ended up shooting 12 of 12 from the free throw line (100.0%). When discussing how they rebounded, Green Bay allowed Marquette to grab 37 in total (9 offensive).
PJ Pipes played a lot for the Phoenix for the matchup. He knocked down 8 out of 15 for the game for a rate of 53.3%, which earned him 22 points. Pipes grabbed 7 boards in his 36 mins and added 2 assists for the game. One more player that ended up being a major factor for Green Bay was Josh Jefferson. He notched 17 points in 36 minutes on the court by way of 6 of 20 from the floor in this matchup. Jefferson walked away from this one going 30.0% from the field while contributing 6 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+1)
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