Milwaukee Panthers vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Panthers vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+8)
The Milwaukee Panthers (0-0) head to Bramlage Coliseum on Friday where they'll meet the Kansas State Wildcats (1-4). The spread on this contest has Kansas State as 8-point favorites. The total opens at 132.
Milwaukee will play this contest after finishing with a win-loss record of 12-19 last season. They lost possession via turnover 13.5 times per game and as a unit committed 21.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Milwaukee collected 36.0 boards per game and tallied 387 assists over the course of last year, which was 5th in the country in terms of passing. The Panthers shot 32.0% on 3-point shots (241 of 754) and 70.9% from the free throw line. They averaged 71.5 pts per game (186th in college basketball) while going 41.3% from the field. On defense, the Panthers were able to force their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. They surrendered 34.6% on three-point shots and they were ranked 203rd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (72.6). The Panthers defense gave up a field goal percentage of 43.8% (756 of 1,726) and they relinquished 37.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They were ranked 315th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 384 relinquished throughout last season.
The Milwaukee Panthers faced the Youngstown State Penguins and went home with a loss by a final score of 63-57 in their last game. Milwaukee ended the contest with a 38.9% field goal percentage (21 of 54) and converted 6 out of their 22 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Panthers converted 9 of 13 tries for a rate of 69.2%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 27 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 13 assists for the matchup while getting 8 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defense, Milwaukee allowed 38.9% from the floor on 21 of 54. Youngstown State doled out 14 assists and 3 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Penguins snagged 27 boards (5 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Youngstown State walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 15 shots. They also buried 5 of 19 attempts from long range.
Darius Roy is a guy who saw a lot of court time in this game. He accumulated 17 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 37 mins played and also pulled down 2 boards. Roy ended up going 40.0% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes. Another guy that played big minutes in this contest for the Panthers was Te'Jon Lucas. He snagged 6 rebounds and also accumulated 7 dimes. He shot 66.7% from the floor for the game by shooting 6-of-9 (15 points). When all was said and done, Lucas was on the hardwood for 34 minutes.
Kansas State has a mark of 1-4 so far this season. As an offense, the Wildcats are shooting 42.9% from the floor, which ranks 238th in the nation. Kansas State has 316 pts on the season (63.2 per contest) and they average 29.6 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 11.8 times per game (246th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per contest. The Wildcats are committing 16.0 fouls per game and they hit 67.7% from the charity stripe. The Wildcats on defense are ranked 199th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 72.6. The Kansas State defense concedes 37.3% from downtown (44 of 118) and opponents are knocking down 79.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 14.0 dimes and 29.2 rebounds every game, which is 200th and 22nd in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing their opponents into 14.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 50.0% from the field (297th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kansas State Wildcats took a loss by a score of 81-68 when they faced the Fort Hays State Tigers. The Wildcats snagged 17 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 in the matchup. They also rejected 2 shots while recording 11 steals for the matchup. The Tigers had 24 personal fouls in the game which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 30 attempts. They were able to convert 20 of them for a rate of 66.7%. When discussing three-point shots, Kansas State made 4 of 21 tries (19.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Wildcats shot 22 for 50 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.0%. The Wildcats allowed the Tigers to convert 32 of 58 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 55.2% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 41.7% from downtown by going 10 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 9 from the free throw line (77.8%). In relation to rebounding, Kansas State permitted Fort Hays State to collect 33 in all (8 offensive).
Mike McGuirl ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Wildcats for this game. He converted 7 of 9 for the contest for a rate of 77.8%, which had him finishing with 22 points. McGuirl had 2 rebounds in his 36 mins and accumulated 2 assists in this game. One more player who saw a lot of action for Kansas State was Dajuan Gordon. He ended up finishing with 11 points in 31 minutes played by way of 3 out of 11 shooting for the contest. Gordon ended up shooting 27.3% from the floor while collecting 2 dimes and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas State (-8) and over 132 points
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