Milwaukee Panthers vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks ATS Prediction


The Milwaukee Panthers (2-7) and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (4-5) face off at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Panthers will try to end a five-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Milwaukee Panthers vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Fighting Hawks had no trouble getting past the Northland LumberJacks, 104-48, while the Panthers lost big to the Boston College Eagles, 73-53.

North Dakota dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.308 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.646. For those same stats, Northland was 0.097 and 0.339, respectively. Milwaukee, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (10.2 vs. 10.2). North Dakota received a boost from Aanen Moody, who put up 20 points. Meanwhile, Darius Roy was a key piece for Milwaukee with 15 points and six assists.

In their first matchup this year, Conner Avants led the Fighting Hawks to a 63-60 win. He recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds. North Dakota did a fantastic job of making free throws (10-14; 71.4 percent). Milwaukee, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (10.1 vs. 17.9).

Looking at effective field goal percentage, North Dakota should have a considerable advantage. Since last season, the Fighting Hawks defense ranks 41st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.536), while the Milwaukee offense ranks 256th in effective field goal percentage (0.496). Furthermore, the Panthers, who rank 311th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.195), could struggle to get to the line against the Fighting Hawks, who rank 56th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.236).

Milwaukee Panthers vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks Odds Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – North Dakota, ATS Winner – Milwaukee, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • North Dakota ranks 21st in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while Milwaukee ranks 208th (4.2).
  • The Fighting Hawks rank 164th in three pointers attempted per game (21.6) while the Panthers rank 167th in three pointers allowed per game (22.4).
  • The Panthers rank 91st in steals allowed per game (5.8) while the Fighting Hawks rank 256th (7.4).
  • North Dakota averages 13.2 assists per game, which ranks 89th in the NCAA. Milwaukee ranks 109th in assists allowed per game (12.6).