Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (8-4) vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies (2-11)
December 29, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -1.5 / Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers +1.5; Over/Under: +153.5
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The Milwaukee Panthers and Oakland Golden Grizzlies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Athletics Center O’rena. The Milwaukee Panthers look for their ninth win. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies look for their third win.
The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 79.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 38.7 percent shooting. BJ Freeman is averaging 10.2 points and 1.6 assists, while Markeith Browning II is averaging 10.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. Ahmad Rand is dishing 0.4 assists and Kentrell Pullian is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Panthers are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are averaging 71.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 79.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Trey Townsend is averaging 18 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Keaton Hervey is averaging 13.6 points and 7.6 rebounds. Jalen Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Lampman is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game.
The Panthers are 44-19-3 ATS in their last 66 Thursday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Golden Grizzlies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-22 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 overall. The over is 19-7 in Golden Grizzlies last 26 home games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I’m not sure what the Oakland Golden Grizzlies did to deserve to be favored, but I’m not buying it. Oakland is losing by an average of 8.2 points on the season and is losing by an average of 16.8 points in its last 5 games. The Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers have been the more impressive team up to this point, and that includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 12 points. Give me Milwaukee.