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Wisconsin Milwaukee will take on Detroit Saturday in Horizon league action. Wisconsin Milwaukee is 7-10 on the year and 2-2 in the conference. They will travel to play the surprise team in the conference in the early going, Detroit, which is 7-10 overall, but 4-1 and in first place in the Horizon. Can the Titans keep it going?
Wisconsin Milwaukee tops Oakland
Wisconsin Milwaukee has been up and down this year, as their 7-10 (2-2 in the conference) record would indicate. After getting blown out by previously winless in the conference Youngstown State last Saturday at home, they bounced back with a win over 3-1 Oakland. The Panthers DeAndre Abram hit two free throws late to seal the 67-64 win for Wisc. Milwaukee. Abram made four three-pointers and led the Panthers with 18 points. darius Roy had 14 points and Wil Sessoms added 13. They shot 47 percent from the field and 34 percent from three.
The Panthers average 70 points per game and allow opponents to score 75 points per game against them. They shoot 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from three. They grab 36 rebounds, dish out 11 assists, and get 12 steals per game. Opponents shoot 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from three against them. Roy leads Wisc. Milwaukee with 16.2 points and about 4 assists per game, while Abram averages 10.9 points and a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game.
Detroit off to 4-1 start in Horizon
After suffering its first Horizon League loss last Saturday to Northern Kentucky, Detroit bounced back Thursday to defeat Wisconsin Green Bay 101-83. This was an impressive win as Wisc Green bay had been 3-0 in the conference at the time. Detroit got 29 points each from guards Josh McFolley and Antoine Davis. McFolley mad six three pointers while Davis made four. The Titans shot 53 percent from the field and 45 percent from three, making 14 of 31 from beyond the arc. They also forced 19 Wisc. Green Bay turnovers and had 12 steals. McFolley alone had five steals.
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In preseason polls, Detroit was expected to be dead last in the conference, but no one saw Antoine Davis coming. The freshman has taken the league by storm, averaging to 27.4 points per game, which is second in the nation behind only Chris Clemons of Campbell who averages 29.5 ppg. Davis shoots 42 percent from the field and 42 percent from three. Josh McFolley is second on the team in scoring with 12.7 points per game. The Titans average 70 points per game as a team on 42 percent shooting and 38 percent shooting from three. They get 33 rebounds, 11 assists, and commit 11 turnovers per game. The Titans allow 76 points per game and allow teams to shoot 45 percent from the field and 32 percent from three against them.
- Titans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Titans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Titans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Titans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Titans are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win.
- Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Detroit goes as Davis goes, and he has played well all season, especially at home. They both faced a common opponent in Wisconsin Green Bay and while Wisconsin Milwaukee lost to them at home, Detroit beat them. I like Detroit to continue their winning ways at home. Take the Titans giving up the points.
Prediction: Detroit -7
Full-Game Total Pick
The Panthers don’t play particularly good defense so look for Davis and McFolley to have good games shooting the ball. The over is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 games following a ATS win. Further, the over is 5-2 in Titans last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Take the over.