Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Oakland - 1/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Grizzlies (12-8) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (14-6)
College Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 163 See the Latest Odds
TV: American Sports Network, ESPN 3
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies travel to UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to take on the Milwaukee Panthers this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies improved to 12-8 (4-2 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Green Bay Phoenix, 111-95, this past Saturday. Oakland used a 13-2 run in the 2nd half and put up 62 points in the 2ndhalf to defeat the Phoenix and gain the big conference win. Oakland was impressive offensively by shooting 57.1% from the field and 59.1% (13-22) from beyond the arc. The Golden Grizzlies allowed the Phoenix to shoot 50.8% from the field and outrebounded Green Bay by 38-27 margin. Leading the way for Oakland was Kahlil Felder who had 29 points, 14 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. On the season, the Golden Grizzlies have been led by Kahlil Felder (25.7 ppg, 8.7 apg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 spg), Jalen Hayes (13.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg) and Percy Gibson (11.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg). Offensively, Oakland averages 86.3 ppg on 45.2% shooting from the field and 38.7% from beyond the arc. The Golden Grizzlies average 8.9 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.25. Defensively, Oakland is allowing their opponents to average 80.2 ppg on 42.8% shooting. The Golden Grizzlies have a rebound margin of 2.4 and average 5.9 steals per game.
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The Milwaukee Panthers won their second straight game and improved to 14-6 (5-2 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Detroit Titans, 83-80, this past Saturday. Milwaukee used an 11-5 run in the 2nd half to overcome a 6-point half time deficit and secured a win. Milwaukee shot 45.6% from the field and 83.9% (26-31) from the FT line. The Panthers allowed the Titans to shoot 47.2% from the field and 44.4% (8-18) from three-point range. Leading the way for Milwaukee was Jordan Johnson who had 25 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists. On the season, the Panthers have been led by Matt Tiby (15.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, and 2.3 apg), Akeem Springs (14.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Jordan Johnson (12.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 7.9 apg). Offensively, Milwaukee is averaging 78.4 ppg on 46.3% shooting from the field and 35.9% shooting from beyond the arc. The Panthers average 8.9 three-pointers a game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.54. Defensively, Milwaukee allowed their opponents to average 70.6 ppg on 44.8% shooting. The Panthers have a 1.4 rebound margin and average 2.8 blocks per game.
The Golden Grizzlies are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up win. The Panthers are 4-1-1ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss but are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Oakland has had an up and down season and although they have a few big wins, they have suffered surprising losses against Youngstown State and Northern Kentucky. Milwaukee has won 5 of their last 6 and have a great duo in Matt Tiby and Akeem Springs. It is tough to trust Oakland with their defense however they have one of the best players in the country in Kahlil Felder and as they have the second ranked scoring offense in the country, I think they will at worst cover with the points. Take Oakland with the points.