The Milwaukee Panthers (3-1) will be at home in UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena when they meet the Elon Phoenix (3-2). Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Elon Phoenix at Milwaukee Panthers ATS Preview
In the Phoenixs last matchup, they had no trouble getting past the Concordia University-St. Paul Golden Bears, 84-62. Dainan Swoope was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 9-for-17 shooting. Elon played a flawless game. They had a solid turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 17.1) and a free throw rate of 0.119 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Concordia University-St. Paul was 17.0 and 0.082, respectively.
The Panthers will look to maintain momentum after defeating the FIU Golden Panthers in their last contest, 66-51. Milwaukee was lifted by Bryce Nze, who led the team in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Milwaukee played a nearly flawless game. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.570 (above their season average of 0.516) and a free throw rate of 0.180 (below their season average of 0.302). FIU was 0.398 and 0.148, respectively, for those same stats.
It could be a tough game for Milwaukee on the offensive glass. Since last season, the Panthers rank 305th in offensive rebounding percentage (25.2 percent), while Elon ranks 53rd in defensive rebounding percentage (74.0 percent).
Since last season, the Phoenix have had records of 21-16 straight up (SU) and 17-14 against the spread (ATS). Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Elon games since last season with 17 unders compared to 14 overs.
The Panthers, meanwhile, have records of 14-25 SU and 18-16-1 ATS since last season. Just over half of Milwaukees games have finished over the projected point total over that same period.
Elon Phoenix at Milwaukee Panthers Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Milwaukee, ATS Winner – Milwaukee, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Phoenix rank 241st in blocks per game (2.4) while the Panthers rank 281st (1.6).
- Elon ranks 234th in steals per game (5.2) while Milwaukee ranks 261st (4.8).
- Elon ranks 49th in rebounds per game (38.4) while Milwaukee ranks 301st (32.0).
- The Panthers average 22.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 113th in the nation. The Phoenix rank 306th in three pointers allowed per game (25.5).
- Elon ranks 46th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while Milwaukee ranks 158th (13.3).