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Washington vs. Oakland - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Grizzlies (6-3) at Washington Huskies (7-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)

The Line: Washington Huskies -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: PAC 12 Networks; National & Washington RSN

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies will travel to Alaska Airlines Arena to take on the Washington Huskies this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies won their 3rd straight game and improved to 6-3 (0-0 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Toledo Rockets, 76-64, this past Saturday. Oakland shot 42.6% from the field and 41.2% (7-17) from beyond the arc in the victory. The Golden Grizzlies outrebounded the Rockets by a 49-38 margin and hit 73.9% of their FT’s. The Golden Grizzlies were outstanding defensively, holding the Rockets to just 34.8% shooting from the field and 26.7% (8-30) shooting from three-point range. Leading the way for Oakland was Kahlil Felder who had a monster game with 34 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals. On the season, the Golden Grizzlies have been led by Kahlil Felder (24.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 8.9 apg, 1.8 spg), Percy Gibson (15.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg), and Jalen Hayes (11.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg). Offensively, Oakland is averaging 85.6 ppg on 46.0% shooting from the field and 40.7% shooting from beyond the arc. The Golden Grizzlies are averaging 9.2 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.29. Defensively, Oakland is allowing their opponents to average 75.2 ppg on 40.4% shooting. The Golden Grizzlies have a rebound margin of 4.4 and a turnover margin of 0.1.

Washington vs. Oakland - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Huskies won their 4th straight game and improved to 7-2 (0-0 PAC-12) on the season after defeating the Montana Grizzlies, 92-62, this past Saturday. Washington was outstanding offensively in the victory and had no problem cursing to a victory in the 2nd half after taking a 52-30 lead at halftime. Washington shot 45.8% from the field and 40.0% (10-25) from beyond the arc. The Huskies held the Grizzlies to 32.3% shooting from the field and forced Montana to commit 22 turnovers. Leading the way for Washington was Marquese Chriss who had a double-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks. On the season, the Huskies have been led by Andrew Andrews (21.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.6 apg), Dejounte Murray (13.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.9 spg), and Marquese Chriss (13.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.3 bpg). Offensively, Washington is averaging 84.1 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field and 34.9% shooting from beyond the arc. The Huskies are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.85. Defensively, Washington is allowing their opponents to average 70.1 ppg on 36.0% shooting. The Huskies have a rebound margin of 6.0 and a turnover margin of 1.3. The Huskies average 6.9 bpg which ranks 4th in the country.

The Golden Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 road games. The Huskies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.

Oakland has one of the best point-guards in the country in Kahlil Felder and for a team that generally gives up a lot of points, has played well defensively as of late as they are holding their opponents to just 70.0 ppg in their last three wins. Washington brought in one of the better recruiting classes this season and it seems that they are playing well together as they Huskies have beaten their last 4 opponents by an average of 19.5 ppg. Washington can be a tough place to play but as Washington really hasn’t played much competition since their loss against Texas, I think Kahlil Felder and Percy Gibson will be able to do enough on both ends to get Oakland within this line. Take Oakland and the points in this one. 

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