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Milwaukee vs. Oakland - 1/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Panthers vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies
Date & Time Thursday January 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Athletics Center O'rena
Auburn Hills, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Oakland -8 -- Over/Under: 151
TV Channel
ESPN+
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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 a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 70.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Darius Roy is averaging 16.4 points and 3.8 assists while DeAndre Abram is averaging 10.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. Carson Warren-Newsome is dishing 2.2 assists and Vance Johnson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Panthers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Panthers have lost four of their last six road games.

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies also need a win here after splitting their last six games. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are averaging 77.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 80.1 points on 49.9 percent shooting. Xavier Hill-Mais is averaging 22.1 points and 6.2 rebounds while Jaevin Cumberland is averaging 17 points and 3.7 assists. Karmari Newman is grabbing 1.9 rebounds and Braden Norris is dishing 5.2 assists. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have won four of their last six home games.

The Panthers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up loss and 49-23-5 ATS in their last 77 Thursday games. The Golden Grizzlies are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. Horizon League, 4-15 ATS in their last 19 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oakland. The over is 9-4 in Golden Grizzlies last 13 overall. The under is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 Thursday games.

Both of these teams have been inconsistent this season to the point you'd probably consider the points, but Oakland has won six of the last eight meetings against Milwaukee and is the better team overall once you start breaking down the rosters. The Milwaukee Panthers have also had some of their biggest issues on the road where they're shooting under 41 percent from the field and are losing by an average of 6.8 points. When you consider the pace Oakland plays at and how shots can fall at a high clip, this is a game the Golden Grizzlies should be able to pull away.

Pick:
Oakland Golden Grizzlies -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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