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Milwaukee vs Detroit Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds

Panthers vs Titans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Milwaukee Panthers at Detroit Titans
  • Where: Detroit at Calihan Hall
  • Date: Saturday, December 31st
  • Betting Odds: Milwaukee +7.5, WBD +264 | DET -342 O/U 149.5

Panthers Preview:

Milwaukee heads into this matchup having played 13 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-5. On the road, the Panthers will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 1-4. So far, the Panthers have been the underdog 7 times, going 2-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7.5 underdogs on the spread.

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Markeith Browning II comes into today’s game as the Panthers’ leading scorer at 9.77 points per contest. Not only has II been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Milwaukee’s top rebounder at 4.62 boards per contest. Behind II, the team has benefited from the strong play of Kentrell Pullian who is second on the team in scoring at 9.31 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.9% of his shots and is adding 4.15 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Milwaukee this season, as they are currently ranked 387th in college basketball at 64.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.7%, placing them 381st in the NCAA.

Titans Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Milwaukee, the Detroit Titans will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 6-8. So far this season, Detroit has played 4 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-0. The Titans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Detroit has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1.

Detroit will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Antoine Davis who is averaging 24.14 points per game for the Titans. Davis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Titans’ offensive gameplan is the play of Damezi Anderson who has hit 39.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.86 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, Detroit will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Titans are ranked 227th at 70.4 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 644th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Detroit is close to the NCAA average at 37.3%.

Free Spread Prediction: Milwaukee Panthers +7.5

After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Detroit Titans as the favorites to win. Not only do the Milwaukee Panthers have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 3-7, but Detroit also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -7.5 points in favor of the Titans is too high and there is good value on grabbing Milwaukee vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Detroit Titans as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Milwaukee taking the points.

 


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