Golden Panthers vs. Phoenix Prediction
The Florida International Golden Panthers will meet the host Green Bay Phoenix tonight in a CollegeInsider.com Tournament second round game. Can FIU get the job done tonight despite being the underdogs in what is expected to be a high-scoring affair?
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Kress Events Center at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Phoenix are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 178.5 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on host Green Bay. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Golden Panthers race past Bobcats
Florida International picked up an 87-81 victory Saturday night at Texas State in the first round of the CIT. The Golden Panthers (20-13) led 44-40 at halftime on their way to the win. Florida International shot 30-of-58 from the floor, 6-of-17 from 3-point range plus 21-of-33 at the free throw line. Devon Andrews paced the Golden Panthers with 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting including 4-of-5 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also notched four rebounds and two steals. Brian Beard Jr. also scored 29 points along with five steals and three rebounds.
Pheonix advance in CIT
Green Bay ran to a 102-94 victory at East Tennessee State Wednesday night in the first round of the CIT. The Phoenix (18-16) led 59-49 at halftime on their way to the win. Green Bay shot 35-of-60 from the field, 11-of-23 from 3-point distance plus 21-of-27 at the free throw line. Sandy Cohen III led the Phoenix with 29 points on 9-of-13 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point land plus 7-of-8 at the free throw line. He also accounted for six assists, four rebounds and two steals. JayQuan McCloud had 19 points, three boards and two assists. Josh McNair tallied 16 points, eight caroms and four dimes. Shanquan Hemphill registered 15 points and five rebounds. Cody Schwartz added 11 points and two boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Golden Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight non-conference games. Florida International is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games overall.
The Phoenix are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games. Green Bay is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 non-conference games.
This game involves an FIU team that plays at the fastest pace in the nation against a Green Bay squad ranked 10th in tempo. Don't blink or you might miss a few baskets. These two squads are fairly evenly matched, but with Green Bay being at home and the more efficient offensive team, I give it a big enough edge to cover this spread. The Phoenix have played the better competition lately and it will show here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: GREEN BAY PHOENIX -4