The Green Bay Phoenix and Queens Royals get together for a non-conference battle on Friday morning. Green Bay and Queens meet in the first round of the 2022 Jamaica Classic, and the matchup kicks off a four-game schedule of first-round action. Queens is 2-1 after two wins to begin the season and a 12-point loss to La Salle. Green Bay is 0-3 this season, with the most recent defeat coming to Wisconsin on Tuesday.
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Royals as 8-point favorites for this 11:30 a.m. ET tip. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 135.5 in the latest Green Bay vs. Queens odds. Before making any Queens vs. Green Bay picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past six years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of more than $1,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread.
Now, the model has set its sights on Green Bay vs. Queens and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Queens vs. Green Bay:
- Green Bay vs. Queens spread: Queens -8
- Green Bay vs. Queens over/under: 135.5 points
- Green Bay vs. Queens money line: Queens -360, Green Bay +285
- Green Bay: The Phoenix are 14-17-1 against the spread in the last 32 games
- Queens: The Royals are 1-1 against the spread this season
- Green Bay vs. Queens picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Green Bay can cover
Green Bay creates havoc on the defensive end of the floor. The Phoenix have a 20.6% turnover creation rate that is strongly above the national average, and Green Bay has a 10.1% steal rate. Green Bay is also adept at keeping opponents off the free throw line, and Queens has one of the worst ball security marks in the country. Queens is turning the ball over on 28.6% of offensive possessions, and the Royals have a sky-high 16.1% live-ball turnover rate.
Queens is also outside the top 250 of the country in free throw creation rate on offense, and Green Bay also has potential edges on the other side of the floor. Green Bay has an 8.5% live-ball turnover rate on offense, helping to keep the opposition out of transition. Queens struggles to create turnovers, ranking outside the top 300 in turnover rate, and the Royals have a meager 69.0% defensive rebound rate to begin the season.
Why Queens can cover
Queens has strengths on both ends of the floor that should be helpful in this matchup. The Royals are in the top 10 of the nation in free throw rate allowed, and opponents are shooting only 47.8% on 2-point attempts against Queens. Green Bay is struggling on offense, averaging only 52 points per game and ranking near the bottom of the country in adjusted offensive efficiency. Green Bay has an ugly 12.7% offensive rebound rate, a bottom-10 figure in the country, and the Phoenix are shooting just 43.0% on 2-point shots and 28.6% on 3-point shots.
Queens will benefit from Green Bay's below-average free throw creation and, on offense, Queens is in the top 10 of the country in offensive rebound rate at 42.9%. That could swing the possession battle in Queens' direction, and the Royals are above-average in offensive efficiency, free throw accuracy, 2-point shooting and 3-point shooting.
How to make Queens vs. Green Bay picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 136 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can see the picks here.
So who wins Green Bay vs. Queens? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.