NCAA Basketball Predictions - Milwaukee Panthers vs Montana State Bobcats

Joe Catalano

Monday, December 5, 2016 7:42 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 7:42 PM UTC

Although we're not talking about two of the higher ranked schools in NCAA College Basketball, the Montana State Bobcats are having a nice start to their season as they currently hold the top spot in the Big Sky Conference. Can they seal the deal against a vulnerable opponent in Milwaukee?

  Milwaukee Panthers (3-5) vs. Montana State Bobcats (5-3)


Standout Star

I'm a sucker for standout stars at small schools. Alec Wintering is one example. For Montana State, they have their own game-changer in sophomore guard, Tyler Hall. Good teams, need that go to guy that's just a level above his peers and the native of Rock Island, Illinois native is certainly that player in this game as he can play both ends of the court and dominate.

Hall is coming off of back to back 22 point performances against Utah and Arizona Christian. He was also a thorn in the opposition's side on the defensive end as he averaged 2 steals per game. This is a player that supports his 6 foot 4 frame at just 175 pounds and can still get down in the trenches with the larger-sized players. I expect Hall to have another 20 plus point effort at home, where the Bobcats are a perfect 5-0.

Milwaukee should have trouble here as they're not a strong shooting team (41.9%) and get beaten in the rebounding department on a regular basis. The Panthers average just 30 rebounds per game and at any level, this won't win a team too many ball games. To make matters worse, there's an offensive deficiency with the Panthers as they average just 61 points per game and with no legitimate go-to guy.


Brock Stull

At 6 foot 4, Milwaukee leading scorer, Brock Stull, is much like Tyler Hall in that he play's bigger than his size. He leads the Panthers with 11.9 points and 7 rebounds per game. Stull is a player that can knock down the 3-ball and can be counted on to consistently produce double-digit points, but he and his team aren't in the same league as the Bobcats. Look for Montana State to blow out Milwaukee en route to their 6th victory of the season for you NCAA basketball pick.

 Free NCAAB Pick: Montana State Bobcats -9 Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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