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Oakland vs Milwaukee Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Golden Grizzlies vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Milwaukee Panthers
- Where: Milwaukee at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Oakland +4, OAK +150 | WBD -186 O/U 152.5
Golden Grizzlies Preview:
The Oakland will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 11-15. On the road, the Golden Grizzlies will be playing their 14th game of the season, having gone 5-9. So far, the Golden Grizzlies have been the underdog 16 times, going 3-13 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Trey Townsend comes into today’s game as the Golden Grizzlies’ leading scorer at 16.38 points per contest. Not only has Townsend been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Oakland’s top rebounder at 8.19 boards per contest. Behind Townsend, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jalen Moore, who is second on the team in scoring at 17.7 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.5% of his shots and is adding 3.61 boards per game.
On offense, Oakland is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 26 games, they have only hit 30.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.47% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Milwaukee heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 17-8. So far this season, Milwaukee has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Panthers as the -4 point favorites. The Panthers have been favored 8 times, going 6-2 straight up.
Milwaukee will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer BJ Freeman who is averaging 16.91 points per game for the Panthers. Freeman is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Panthers’ offensive game plan is the play of Kentrell Pullian who has hit 42.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.84 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Milwaukee this season, as they are currently ranked 387th in college basketball at 64.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.7%, placing them 381st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Milwaukee Panthers -4
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Milwaukee Panthers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Milwaukee as a team is just 334th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Grizzlies’ defense. In addition, the Panthers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Panthers to come out on top and cover.