Oakland vs. Michigan State - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans (12-0) at Oakland Grizzlies (7-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Oakland Grizzlies +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and Oakland Golden Grizzlies square off Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Michigan State Spartans look to remain unbeaten and look to win their 15th straight regular season game. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 79.7 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 56.9 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 18.5 points and 7.1 assists while Bryn Forbes is averaging 12.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. Deyonta Davis is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Eron Harris is dishing 2.3 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. Michigan State is allowing 25.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 98 turnovers per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won 10 of their last 12 neutral games.
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies look to build on a very solid 7-3 start to the season. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are averaging 86.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Kahlil Felder is averaging 25.9 points and 8.9 assists while Martez Walker is averaging 18 points and four rebounds. Percy Gibson is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Sherron Dorsey-Walker is dishing 2.4 assists. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. Oakland is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.4 turnovers per game. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have played three neutral games since 2014.
The Spartans are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games. The Golden Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
Oakland is no pushover at all, as the Grizzlies beat Washington on the road and managed to take Pittsburgh to overtime last season while putting pressure on Iowa State in last year's season opener. However, Michigan State is still firing on all cylinders and will still have home court advantage with this game taking place in Michigan. Give me the Spartans.