The Wisconsin Badgers (5-5) look to lengthen a five-game home winning streak when they square off against the Milwaukee Panthers (5-6) at Kohl Center. Action starts at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Milwaukee Panthers at Wisconsin Badgers Betting Preview
The last time the Panthers played, they were beaten by the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 75-68. Darius Roy had a solid game for Milwaukee, leading both teams in scoring with 24 points on 6-for-19 shooting. Eastern Illinois held Milwaukee to an effective field goal percentage of 0.370 (below their season average of 0.475). Milwaukee, meanwhile, forced Eastern Illinois into a turnover percentage of 25.6 (above their season average of 16.6).
The Badgers are hoping for a better outcome after their 72-65 loss to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in their last outing. Kobe King led Wisconsin in scoring with 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Rutgers held the Badgers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.3 (below their season average of 29.4). Wisconsin, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.229 vs. 0.143).
This game should be a showdown of opposite styles. Milwaukee prefers an up-tempo style of play (45th in possessions per game), while Wisconsin likes to grind-it-out (338th in possessions per game).
Milwaukee Panthers at Wisconsin Badgers Odds Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Wisconsin, ATS Winner – Wisconsin, O/U – Under
The Badgers rank 34th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while the Panthers rank 55th (5.7).
Wisconsin ranks 33rd in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while Milwaukee ranks 215th (38.5).
The Badgers rank 24th in three pointers allowed per game (18.0) while the Panthers rank 99th (21.3).
Wisconsin ranks 57th in blocks per game (4.0) while Milwaukee ranks 129th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
The Badgers have been outscored by an average of 4.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Wisconsin has defeated opponents by an average of 4.4 points.
During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 62.8 points per game (10.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (0.7 below their season average).