Milwaukee Panthers vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Panthers vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: University Arena in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+4.5)
The Western Michigan Broncos (1-2) play the Milwaukee Panthers (0-0) at University Arena on Sunday. Milwaukee opens this matchup as 4.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 138.
Milwaukee comes into this one after finishing with a record of 12-19 last year. They gave up possession 13.5 times per game and as a unit committed 21.5 personal fouls per game. As a squad, Milwaukee pulled in 36.0 rebounds per game and had 387 dimes throughout last season, which was 3rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Panthers hit on 32.0% on 3-pointers (241 of 754) and 70.9% from the free throw line. They averaged 71.5 points per contest (189th in Division 1) on 41.3% from the field. When they were on defense, the Panthers forced their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per contest and they drew 18.5 personal fouls. They were ranked 315th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 384 conceded throughout last season. The Panthers defensively allowed a shooting percentage of 43.8% (756 of 1,726) and they relinquished 37.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They surrendered 34.6% from 3-point land and they were 201st in the nation in PPG allowed (72.6).
The Milwaukee Panthers played the Youngstown State Penguins and ended up losing by a score of 63-57 in their last contest. Milwaukee wrapped up the game with a 38.9% FG percentage (21 of 54) and buried 6 out of their 22 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Panthers made 9 of their 13 tries for a percentage of 69.2%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 27 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 13 assists for this contest while having 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. With respect to the defense, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 38.9% from the floor on 21 of 54. Youngstown State distributed 14 assists and 3 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Penguins snagged 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Youngstown State walked away from this one shooting 80.0% at the charity stripe by making 12 of their 15 attempts. They knocked down 5 of their 19 tries from downtown.
Darius Roy is a player who was important in this matchup. He had 17 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and grabbed 2 rebounds. Roy finished the game shooting 40.0% from the floor and earned 3 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Panthers was Te'Jon Lucas. He collected 6 rebounds and also tallied 7 assists. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the floor in this contest via 6-of-9 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Lucas played for 34 min.
Western Michigan has a win-loss record of 1-2 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Broncos are shooting 44.4% from the floor, which ranks 209th in college hoops. Western Michigan has accumulated 185 points on the season (61.7 per contest) and they pull in 35.7 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 12.7 times per contest (209th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Broncos have committed 14.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 60.0% from the free throw line. The Broncos are ranked 58th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 62.3. They have forced 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (130th in college basketball). The Western Michigan defense concedes 28.1% on shots from distance (18 of 64) and opponents are converting on 63.6% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 12.3 assists and 33.7 boards per game, which has them ranked 144th and 108th in the nation.
The last time they took the court, the Western Michigan Broncos got the victory with a final of 62-42 when they played the Adrian College Bulldogs. The Broncos were able to pull down 33 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in this matchup. They turned away 3 attempts while recording 10 steals in this game. The Bulldogs had 20 personal fouls in this game which got the Broncos to the free throw line for a total of 24 tries. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 41.7%. In relation to 3-pointers, Western Michigan knocked down 2 of their 8 tries (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Broncos finished the game shooting 25 out of 51 from the floor which had them shooting 49.0%. The Broncos allowed the Bulldogs to make 19 of their 60 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 31.7% for this game. They wrapped up this game 16.7% from distance by connecting on 3 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 1 of 2 at the free throw line (50.0%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Western Michigan permitted Adrian to snag 31 in total (5 offensive).
Rafael Cruz ended up being a major contributor for the Broncos for the contest. He knocked down 4 of 6 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which had him finishing with 8 points. Cruz snagged 8 rebounds in his 26 mins and added 2 assists in the matchup. One more player that was important for Western Michigan was Titus Wright. He ended up scoring 17 points in his 22 minutes played via 7 out of 11 from the floor for the game. Wright finished going 63.6% from the field as well as collecting 2 assists and 7 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Western Michigan (-4.5) and over 138 points
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