Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Panthers and Golden Grizzlies. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Golden Grizzlies at Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester, MI. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Horizon League conference contest is set at 152.5 points, with the Golden Grizzlies being the favored team playing at home against the Panthers.

MILWAUKEE PANTHERS VS OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Panthers +7.5

This game will be played at Athletics Center O’rena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Grizzlies.
  • Even though we have Oakland winning straight-up, we like Milwaukee at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can The Panthers Secure a Road Victory?

Following their most recent victory, a 91-83 win against Wright State, Milwaukee’s overall record now stands at 7-7. When playing away from home, the Panthers have a 1-5 record, while they are 4-2 when playing on their home court. In terms of Milwaukee’s performance against the spread, they come into today’s game with a 5-7 ATS record. When playing away, the Panthers are 3-3 vs. the spread, while at home they are 2-4 ATS.

Up to this point, games involving Milwaukee have had an average of 154.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 150.7 points. Their over/under record is 7-4-1. Over the course of the last five games, the Panthers’ games have averaged 160 points per game, along with an over/under record of 4-1.

The Milwaukee offense is coming off a game where they scored 91 points against Wright State. They posted a field goal percentage of 54.8% and connected on 16 threes. Offensively, the Panthers have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 297th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 288th in percentage and 72nd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Panthers’ defense holds the 258th rank in the nation, allowing 78.1 points per game. In their most recent game, the Milwaukee defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Wright State knocked down 16 three-pointers on their way to 83 points.

Will Oakland Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Oakland, with a record of 7-8, will be playing their 16th game of the season. If they win today, their home record will improve to 3-3, bringing it to .500. As of today’s game, Oakland holds a 9-5 ATS record. However, in their last ten games, they have gone 1-3 vs. the spread.

Through 15 games, Oakland has an over/under record of 7-7-0 with their games averaging a combined 144.9 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Golden Grizzlies’ games have averaged 149 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-1.

In contrast to their season average of 72.3 points per game, the Oakland had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against Cleveland State and had a field goal percentage of 36.9%. Offensively, the Golden Grizzlies have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 215th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 236th in percentage and 149th in three-pointers made.

In terms of defense, Oakland is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 74.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Cleveland State, the Vikings finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 75 points vs. Oakland.