Oakland at Wisconsin-Milwaukee: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Oakland at Wisconsin-Milwaukee: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (7-10) vs Oakland Golden Grizzlies (9-16)

Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Klotsche Center)

Betting Odds: Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies will travel to UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to take on the Milwaukee Panthers this Friday night in College Basketball action.

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies snapped their 3-game losing streak and improved to 9-16 on the season after defeating the Robert Morris Colonials, 86-81, this past Saturday. Oakland had no trouble generating offense against Robert Morris in this one and pulled away late after taking an 82-69 lead with just 2:06 left in regulation. Oakland shot 49.1% from the field and 47.8% from beyond the arc while Robert Morris shot 50.0% from the field and 55.0% from beyond the arc. Oakland outrebounded Robert Morris by a 34-31 margin and forced 16 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Golden Grizzlies was Daniel Oladapo who had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, & 2 steals.

On the season, Oakland is averaging 73.7 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Golden Grizzlies are averaging 8.6 three-pointers per game on 33.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oakland has been led by Jalen Moore (17.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 8.1 apg, 1.8 spg), Rashad Williams (13.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.1 apg), Daniel Oladapo (12.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg), & Trey Townsend (8.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.4 spg).

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Defensively, Oakland is allowing their opponents to average 81.8 ppg on 48.3% shooting from the field. The Golden Grizzlies have a rebound margin of -4.4 and a turnover margin of 0.8.

The Milwaukee Panthers lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 7-10 on the season after being defeated by the Wright State Raiders, 92-82, this past Saturday. Milwaukee had no answers defensively in the 1st half against Wright State and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 52-37 margin. Milwaukee shot 47.0% from the field and 35.0% from beyond the arc while Wright State shot 46.8% from the field and 52.6% from beyond the arc. Milwaukee was outrebounded by Wright State by a 44-29 margin and forced 13 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Panthers was Josh Thomas who had 24 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, & 1 steal.

On the season, Milwaukee is averaging 73.5 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field. The Panthers are averaging 7.1 three-pointers per game on 32.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Milwaukee has been led by DeAndre Gholston (16.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.4 apg), Te’Jon Lucas (13.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.2 spg), Josh Thomas (10.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg), & Grant Coleman (5.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg).

Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing their opponents to average 74.8 ppg on 45.2% shooting from the field. The Panthers have a rebound margin of -2.9 and a turnover margin of 1.9.

The Golden Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400. The Panthers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400, however, are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.

Both of these teams have really struggled this season defensively this season as Oakland comes into this game ranked 333rd in scoring defense & 331st in defensive FG%, while Milwaukee ranks just 270th in scoring defense and has allowed their opponents to average 87.5 ppg during their 4-game losing streak. Oakland has a solid scoring duo in Jalen Moore & Rashad Williams and as Milwaukee has a better offense than I think they get credit for, I think plenty up points are put up in this matchup and that this one goes over 154. Good Luck!

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