Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Oakland Golden Grizzles - 3/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Golden Grizzlies (23-11) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (24-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Mandalay Bay Event Center)
The Line: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -2 -- See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies will play the Old Dominion Monarchs in the Vegas 16 Tournament Championship Game on Wednesday.
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 24-13 (12-6) and are coming off of wins against Tennessee Tech by a score of 75-59 and UC Santa Barbara by a score of 64-49 in their first two games of the tournament. Aaron Bacote led Old Dominion with 26 points and 6 rebounds in their win against UC Santa Barbara. Old Dominion out rebounded UC Santa Barbara by a total of 39-34 and was able to add 15 assists in their win. Old Dominion has won 9 of their last 10 games, with their only loss coming against Mid Tennessee State in the C-USA Tournament. Old Dominion is averaging 68.7 points per game while giving up 61.8 points per game. Old Dominion is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Trey Freeman is averaging 22.1 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for Old Dominion. Aaron Bacote is averaging 12.8 points per game and 2.2 assists per game for the Monarchs. Old Dominion is shooting 68% on free throws, 30% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 23-11 (13-5) and are coming off of wins against Towson by a score of 90-72 and East Tennessee State by a score of 104-81 in their first two games of the tournament. Kay Felder led Oakland with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists against East Tennessee State. Oakland out rebounded East Tennessee State by a total of 43-41 and was able to add 19 assists in their victory. Oakland has won 4 of their last 5 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 9.2 assists per game for Oakland. Jalen Hayes is averaging 13.8 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game for the Golden Grizzlies. Oakland is shooting 76.9% on free throws, 39.5% on three-pointers, and 45.9% on all field goal attempts.
Old Dominion is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games. The under is 5-1 in Old Dominion’s last 6 games. Oakland is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games. The over is 13-3 in Oakland’s last 16 non-conference games.
Oakland continues to have a very good season and has been led by one of the better players in the country in Kay Felder. Felder had a huge night last night and I expect him to have another good night in this game. Oakland has a very high scoring offense, while Old Dominion likes to slow it down and play tight defense. I like Oakland to win this game with their high-powered offense.