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Nov 17, 7:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

Oakland Grizzlies vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds

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The Pittsburgh Panthers will hit the floor running against the visiting Oakland Grizzlies Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Pittsburgh will face the 1-2 Grizzlies, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Oakland vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Panthers installed as 20.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 80 and the Grizzlies at No. 224 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 105-79 result in favor of the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 50-ranked offense, averaging 81.3 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 320 at 80 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 56.4% so far, more than the Grizzlies marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oakland owns the country's No. 336-rated mark, allowing 89 points per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 91 in scoring at home.

Oakland was an 88-80 loser in its last match on the road against Boise State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Grizzlies got 21 points from Duke Mondy, but it was Boise State that prevailed in an 88-80 final on Tuesday at Taco Bell Arena.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 78-53 winner at home against Lehigh. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Pittsburgh cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Lehigh out of the gym and running up a 78-53 score at Petersen Events Center.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Michigan are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Grizzlies at Panthers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Texas Southern, Tuesday, November 20
Pittsburgh home to Michigan, Wednesday, November 21