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College Basketball Matchup - Pittsburgh Panthers Oakland Grizzlies Odds Preview

Oakland GrizzliesPittsburgh Panthers
Nov 17, 7:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

Oakland Grizzlies vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds


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.

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