IUPUI vs. Milwaukee - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

IUPUI vs. Milwaukee - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (11-13) at IUPUI Jaguars (6-19)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)

The Line: IUPUI Jaguars +4 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Panthers will travel to Indiana Farmers Coliseum to take on the IUPUI Jaguars this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Milwaukee Panthers snapped a 3-game losing streak and improved to 11-13 (6-6 Horizon) on the season after defeating the UIC Flames, 74-57, this past Thursday night. Milwaukee was outstanding offensively on the road and had little trouble pulling away for victory in the 2nd half after going into halftime with a 37-25 lead. Milwaukee shot an impressive 50.0% from the field and 46.2% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Panthers was Darius Roy who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 block, and a steal.

On the season, Milwaukee is averaging 71.3 ppg on 40.8% shooting from the field. The Panthers are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 31.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Milwaukee has been led by Darius Roy (15.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.4 spg), Te’Jon Lucas (14.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.8 spg), and Josh Thomas (10.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.8 apg).

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Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing their opponents to average 71.6 ppg on 43.2% shooting from the field. The Panthers have a rebound margin of -0.7 and a turnover margin of 2.3.

The IUPUI Jaguars lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 6-19 (2-10 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Green Bay Phoenix, 91-85, this past Thursday night. IUPUI trailed by a 47-27 margin at halftime and although they made a solid run towards the end of the game and point 58 2nd half points, IUPUI couldn’t pull off the come from behind victory. IUPUI allowed Green Bay to shoot 45.0% from beyond the arc and lost the rebound battle by a 48-34 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Jaguars was Marcus Burk who had 33 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and a steal.

On the season, IUPUI is averaging 70.0 ppg on 41.5% shooting from the field. The Jaguars are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 34.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, IUPUI has been led by Marcus Burk (20.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg), Jaylen Minnett (16.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.2 spg), and Elyjah Goss (8.9 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 1.2 bpg).

Defensively, IUPUI is allowing their opponents to average 78.6 ppg on 45.3% shooting from the field. The Jaguars have a rebound margin of -2.9 and a turnover margin of -1.4.

The Panthers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 22-8-2 ATS in their last 32 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Jaguars are 9-24 ATS in their last 33 games overall and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games.

Milwaukee has split their last six games and currently rank 175th in scoring offense, 200th in defensive FG%, and 54th in turnover margin.

IUPUI has lost 7 of their last 8 games and have struggled on both ends of the court this season as the Jaguars currently rank just 284th in FG%, 334th in scoring defense, and 293rd in defensive FG%.

Milwaukee was able to pull out a 78-74 victory at home against IUPUI and are coming off an impressive showing at UIC, however, the Panthers have seemed to struggled in the 2nd half or back-to-back road games in conference play, losing to both Wright State and Cleveland State by double-digits. IUPUI has not been great at all this season ATS, however, as I think both Marcus Burk & Jaylen Minnett will be able to have strong offensive performances against Milwaukee’s 237th ranked scoring defense, I’m going to go with IUPUI and the points in this one. Good Luck!

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