Detroit vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 2/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 2/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (12-15) at Detroit Titans (6-22)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Calihan Hall)

The Line: Detroit Titans +0 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Panthers (12-15, 7-8 CONF) and the Detroit Mercy Titans (6-22, 4-11 CONF) will meet on Sunday, February 23rd for a Horizon League matchup at Calihan Hall in Detroit, MI. The game will be played at 1:00 PM eastern time. 

Milwaukee is coming off a 75-68 road loss to Oakland in their last game. Milwaukee has now dropped back-to-back games, and have lost three of their last five games overall. Milwaukee is currently one game under .500 in conference play this season. Detroit is coming off an 84-67 home loss to Green Bay in their last game. Detroit is now on a six-game losing streak, as their defense has taken a beating in their most recent games. Detroit Mercy won the first game between these two teams, 90-84 in Detroit. 

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Milwaukee scores 72.2 points per game on 41 percent field goal shooting this season. Milwaukee’s leading scorer is G Te’Jon, who scores 15.2 points per game. The leading rebounder for Milwaukee is G DeAndre Abram, who earns 6.0 rebounds per game. Milwaukee allows 72.9 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -.7 scoring differential so far this season. Milwaukee also earns 36.7 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 3.1 blocks, and 5.8 steals per game. 

Detroit scores 69.3 points per game on 41 percent field goal shooting this season. Detroit’s leading scorer is G Antoine Davis, who scores 23.4 points per game. The leading rebounder for Detroit is F Chris Brandon, who earns 8.2 rebounds per game. Detroit allows 77.8 points per game, thus they have a -8.5 point differential so far this season. Detroit also earns 35.8 rebounds, 10.5 assists, 3.3 blocks, and 5.8 steals per game. 

Milwaukee is 8-16-1 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Milwaukee is also 4-6-1 against the spread on the road so far this season. Detroit is 11-16-1 against the spread this season and 3-6-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Detroit is also 5-7 against the spread at home so far this season. 

I think both teams are some of the weakest in the Horizon League this season. Milwaukee has had more success and conference wins than Detroit, but Detroit defeated Milwaukee on the road earlier this season. I will take the over, as when you have two bad teams, most times, defense can be thrown out the window. Over 146 for me. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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