IUPUI Jaguars vs Milwaukee Panthers Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: IUPUI Jaguars vs Milwaukee Panthers
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: IUPUI (+7)
The Milwaukee Panthers (3-2) host the IUPUI Jaguars (1-2) at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Friday. The spread on this matchup has Milwaukee as 7-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 142.5.
IUPUI steps onto the court with a record of 1-2 so far this season. They turn it over 18.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, IUPUI is pulling down 34.3 boards per game and has accounted for 47 dimes for the season, which ranks 325th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Jaguars are connecting on 24.6% on 3-pointers (16 of 65) and 64.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 60.0 pts per game (335th in college hoops) while shooting 38.4% from the field. On the defensive end, the Jaguars are forcing their opponents into 19.3 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are ranked 15th in D-1 in giving up assists with 39 surrendered for the season. The Jaguars defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.3% (74 of 175) and they concede 41.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 23.5% on 3-point attempts while they are 45th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (63.3).
The IUPUI Jaguars faced off with the Cleveland State Vikings and ended up losing by a score of 59-49 in their last game. IUPUI ended with a 36.5% field goal percentage (19 out of 52) and knocked down 5 of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jaguars knocked down 6 of 8 tries for a rate of 75.0%. Regarding grabbing boards, they compiled 27 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 13 dimes for the matchup while getting 15 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to defending, IUPUI allowed the other team to shoot 36.5% from the floor on 19 out of 52 shooting. Cleveland State distributed 12 assists and had 14 steals in the game. Moreover, the Vikings collected 31 boards (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Cleveland State finished shooting 64.3% from the free throw line by converting 9 of their 14 shots. They made 4 of 18 tries from downtown.
Marcus Burk is one player who came through for this game. He racked up 15 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins played and also collected 2 rebounds. Burk finished 41.7% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in this game for the Jaguars was Azariah Seay. He snagged 3 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field in the game by going 6-of-9 (14 points). In all, Seay was on the court for 18 minutes.
Milwaukee has a record of 3-2 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Panthers are shooting 42.1% from the field, which has them ranked 265th in college hoops. Milwaukee has scored 352 pts so far this year (70.4 per contest) and they collect 35.6 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.0 times per contest (263rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.2 times per game. The Panthers are committing 17.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.2% from the charity stripe. The Panthers are ranked 100th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 66.6. They are able to force 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (176th in college basketball). The Milwaukee defense gives up 36.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (39 of 107) and opponents are making 60.7% of their free throw shots. They allow 12.6 dimes and 34.8 rebounds every game, ranking them 161st and 162nd in those categories on the defensive end.
For their last game, the Milwaukee Panthers took a defeat with a final score of 67-64 against the Robert Morris Colonials. The Panthers were able to corral 21 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 28 for the matchup. They stuffed 2 tries while earning 4 steals in this contest. The Colonials were called for 18 fouls for the game which took the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to bury 14 of the free throws for a rate of 73.7%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee converted 12 of their 35 attempts (34.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Panthers walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.9%. The Panthers permitted the Colonials to convert 24 of 60 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.0% in this contest. They finished 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 4 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 20 at the charity stripe (75.0%). With respect to rebounds, Milwaukee allowed Robert Morris to get 46 in total (16 on the offensive side).
DeAndre Gholston ended up having an impact for the Panthers in this contest. He converted 5 out of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which earned him 16 points. Gholston pulled down 3 boards in his 32 minutes played and totaled 2 assists in the game. One more player who came through for Milwaukee was Grant Coleman. He walked away with 16 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 10 from the floor in the game. Coleman wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take IUPUI (+7)
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