Green Bay @ Kansas State
Current Records: Green Bay 2-7; Kansas State 5-3
What to Know
The Green Bay Phoenix are on the road again Sunday and play against the Kansas State Wildcats at 5 p.m. ET Dec. 12 at Fred Bramlage Coliseum. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
The Phoenix came up short against the UMKC Kangaroos this past Friday, falling 64-55.
Meanwhile, K-State entered their contest against the Marquette Golden Eagles this past Wednesday without any home losses — but there’s a first time for everything. The Wildcats were just a bucket short of a victory and fell 64-63 to Marquette. Despite the defeat, K-State had strong showings from guard Mark Smith, who had 17 points in addition to eight rebounds, and guard Markquis Nowell, who almost dropped a triple-double on 11 points, 11 dimes, and eight boards. Smith’s performance made up for a slower matchup against the Wichita State Shockers last week. Smith’s points were the most he has had all season.
Green Bay have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 19.50 point spread they are up against. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on Green Bay’s opponents whenever they hit the road.
Green Bay is now 2-7 while the Wildcats sit at 5-3. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Phoenix are stumbling into the game with the sixth fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 60.8 on average. K-State’s defense has more to brag about, as they they enter the matchup with only 59.1 points allowed per game on average, good for 24th best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 5 p.m. ETWhere: Fred Bramlage Coliseum — Manhattan, KansasTV: ESPN PlusFollow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $6.00
The Wildcats are a big 19.5-point favorite against the Phoenix, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 19.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Kansas State won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
Nov 30, 2016 – Kansas State 80 vs. Green Bay 61