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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Wisconsin Badgers 11/25/2020 NCAAB Predictions, Previews & Spread
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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Wisconsin Badgers 11/25/2020 – The Wisconsin Badgers finished at the top spot in the Big Ten Conference before the pandemic hit the country. They are going to start their season at home in Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin this November 25, Wednesday. It will be BTN that will put the game live on television and the same feed will be given to SofaScore for the online live stream. The Eastern Illinois Panthers. The Eastern Illinois Panthers had a fair season and will hope to test their new guns. According to College Basketball Lines, the Wisconsin Badgers are the big favorites to win this opening matchup against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
Eastern Illinois Panthers
The Eastern Illinois Panthers ended their season with an even record of 9-9 in the Ohio Valley Conference and was 17-15 overall. The team was starting to pick it up and before the pandemic hit the USA, they were on a five-game winning streak before falling to the Austin Peay Governors. They will have Josiah Wallace back in the team as he did 15.6 points per game to lead the team in scoring. Mach Smith is also on the roster for another year and this guard can light it up from the outside. He averaged 13.4 points and he holds the record of the longest active streak of hitting a three-pointer in 81 consecutive games in NCAA Division I.
Players to watch: J. Wallace G (GP 32 MIN 32.2 PTS 15.6 REB 4.4 AST 2.3 STL 0.8 BLK 0.3 TO 2.3 FG% 46.1 FT% 70.6 3PT% 32.6), M. Smith G (GP 32 MIN 31.4 PTS 13.4 REB 3.1 AST 1.8 STL 0.8 BLK 0.5 TO 0.9 FG% 42.7 FT% 73.3 3PT% 34.8), G. Dixon G (GP 32 MIN 29.5 PTS 11 REB 8.8 AST 1.6 STL 1.4 BLK 0.8 TO 1.3 FG% 52.7 FT% 57.1 3PT% 33.3).
The Wisconsin Badgers were on an eight-game winning streak before the season was halted and they lead the Big Ten Conference with a 21-10 record. In the conference, they are tied at first along with the Maryland Terrapins and Michigan State Spartans at 14-6. Nate Reuvers decided to return to the roster and this player gave the team 11 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals a game. Micah Potter will also be in the roster and this six-foot-ten center-forward helps in the interior as he averaged 10.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Redshirt senior guard D’Mitrik Trice is expected to enter into a bigger role and improve on his averages of 9.8 points and 4.2 assists.
Players to Watch: N. Reuvers F (GP 32 MIN 29.5 PTS 11 REB 8.8 AST 1.6 STL 1.4 BLK 0.8 TO 1.3 FG% 52.7 FT% 57.1 3PT% 33.3), M. Potter F (GP 21 MIN 17.5 PTS 10.1 REB 6.2 AST 0.4 STL 0.4 BLK 1 TO 1.6 FG% 52.8 FT% 86 3PT% 45.1), K. King G (GP 19 MIN 28.5 PTS 10 REB 2.8 AST 1.6 STL 0.5 BLK 0.3 TO 1.5 FG% 45.9 FT% 67.3 3PT% 25).
Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Wisconsin Badgers Betting Predictions
Eastern Illinois Panthers
Eastern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Wisconsin Badgers Betting Picks
The Wisconsin Badgers are coming in with an intact core of talented players. Expect them to start out well and take the game on a wide margin against the Eastern Illinois Panthers as seen in Sportsbook.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Panthers for this game is a whopping +1725 while the Badgers take the -2775.
Spread: The total spread given to both teams is a wide 20 points. Badgers hold the -20 while the Panthers are on the far end of the stick with -20.
Total: It is 137 points on the total for this matchup with the Badgers going under while the Panthers should be over.
Score Prediction: 80-59, Badgers win.