I’ve been crushing college basketball so far this year, and I’m here to bring you a Milwaukee Kansas State pick against the spread. This is the first game of the season for the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers and game 5 for the 1-4 Kansas State Wildcats.
Game: Milwaukee Panthers (0-0) at Kansas State Wildcats (1-4, 0-4 ATS)
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, December 10th, 2020
Where: Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
Current Line: KSU -9.5 Total: 133.5
TV Coverage: BIG 12 Network, ESPN+
Wildcats Not Looking So Wild
The Kansas State Wildcats lost 81-68 in their last game on December 8th. That may not sound too bad, however it was to Fort Hays State, a Division II college basketball team. Not only are they a Div II school, they were a Div II team that was without their Head coach and assistant coach because of COVID.
It’s not like the Wildcats were supposed to make the tournament anyways. They were 11-21 last year, and returned only 1 starter. But I’m sure even they didn’t expect to lose to a Division II squad.
Can Milwaukee Start Hot?
After finishing 12-19 last year, and returning three starters from last year, not much is expected from the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers.
The Panthers had their first two games cancelled, and are looking for a hot start in their first game versus the Wildcats. They will be in tough against a Wildcats team that will be looking to atone for their terrible loss the last time out.
Last season, the Panthers averaged only 71.5 points (149th) on 42.5% shooting (303rd). They weren’t much better on the defensive side of the ball, allowing the 276th most points per game.
Milwaukee Kansas State Pick
Even though the Panthers return 3 starters, they lost Darius Roy, their senior leader. Put together a bad Panther squad and a pissed off Wildcat squad that is better, my Milwaukee Kansas State pick is Kansas State -9.5.
Milwaukee Kansas State Pick: Kansas State Wildcats -9.5
Pick by Joe Berra