Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs. Oakland Grizzlies - 2/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Grizzlies (12-13) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (9-15)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
U.S. Cellular Arena and the Milwaukee Panthers look to pick up a game in the standings versus the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.
When the subject of top teams in the Horizon is brought up I'm wiling to bet that the Oakland Golden Grizzlies are not mentioned. The facts are the Golden Grizzlies were red hot with seven consecutive victories before taking an 82-76 loss at Valparaiso on Sunday. Oakland scores the basketball and does give up points which was the theme here with the Crusaders firing away at nearly 58% with Oakland using nine more shots and 44% accuracy keeping the game competitive. Jalen Hayes tossed in a game high 21 points and snagged six boards with Kahlil Felder next in line with 20 points and seven assists. Corey Petros added 16 points and hauled in eleven rebounds while Nick Daniels scored 14 points.
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On first glance the 9-15 record of the Milwaukee Panthers is far from impressive but this team has shown improvement over the past few years. The Panthers saw a chance at a three game winning streak come to an end in an 81-70 road loss to rival Green Bay as a 14 point underdog on Thursday night. The Phoenix jumped to a 22 point lead after 22 minutes and easily held off a Panthers rally that fell well short. GB didn't miss often with 55% shooting while the Panthers hit at 39% and rallied a bit on a 9-22 effort from beyond the arc. Matt Tiby was Milwaukee's go to scorer with 22 points and 12 rebounds on 7-14 from the field followed by a 16 point, five yank effort from Akeem Springs. Cody Wichmann and Jevon Lyle netted eleven points apiece with the rest of the team scoring ten points.
The Golden Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 vs. Horizon League. Oakland are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. Milwaukee are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss. This is a pivitol game in the standings and I believe the best course of action is to back the red hot team...