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East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies - 3/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Golden Grizzlies (22-11) vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers (24-11)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:30 pm (Mandalay Bay Event Center)

The Line: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -6.5 -- See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies will play the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in the Semi-Finals of the Vegas 16 Tournament on Tuesday.

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are 24-11 (14-4) and are coming off of a win against Louisiana Tech by a score of 88-83 in their first game of the tournament. Ge’Lawn Guyn led East Tennessee State with 34 points and 10 rebounds in their win. East Tennessee State out rebounded Louisiana Tech by a total of 45-40 and added 13 assists in their victory. East Tennessee State has won 8 of their last 9 games, with their only loss coming against Chattanooga in the Southern Tournament. East Tennessee State is averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 73.5 points per game. East Tennessee State is also averaging 35.7 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Ge’Lawn Guyn is averaging 18.2 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game for East Tennessee State. T.J. Cromer is averaging 15 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for the Buccaneers. East Tennessee State is shooting 71.1% on free throws, 37.7% on three-pointers, and 46.2% on all field goal attempts.

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies - 3/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 22-11 (13-5) and are coming off of a win against Towson by a score of 90-72 in their first game of the tournament. Kay Felder led Oakland with 27 points and 7 assists against Towson. Oakland was out rebounded by Towson by a total of 38-35 and was able to add 13 assists in their victory. Oakland has won 3 of their last 4 games, with their only loss coming against Wright State in the Horizon Tournament. Oakland is averaging 86.4 points per game while giving up 78.7 points per game. Oakland is also averaging 39.5 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game. Kay Felder is averaging 24.2 points per game and 9.3 assists per game for Oakland. Jalen Hayes is averaging 13.9 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game for the Golden Grizzlies. Oakland is shooting 76.8% on free throws, 39.6% on three-pointers, and 45.9% on all field goal attempts.

East Tennessee State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The over is 3-0-1 in East Tennessee State’s last 4 games. Oakland is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games. The over is 6-2 in Oakland’s last 8 games.

Both of these teams played last night, so fatigue may be a possibility for these teams in this game. Oakland is a very good offensive team and has one of the better players in the country in Kay Felder. East Tennessee State is giving up fewer points per game than Oakland, while Oakland has the rebounding advantage. I like Kay Felder to have another big game and I am going with Oakland here. 

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