Providence vs. Grambling State - 11/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Grambling State Tigers (0-1) at Providence Friars (1-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -27 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Grambling State Tigers and Providence Friars clash Saturday afternoon in college basketball action at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
The Grambling State Tigers look for a statement victory in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Grambling State Tigers are averaging 58 points on 35.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 50.6 percent shooting. Ervin Mitchell is averaging 13.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Remond Brown is averaging 11.5 points and two assists. Marcel Thompson is grabbing one rebound and Nigel Ribeiro is dishing 2.5 assists. The Grambling State Tigers are shooting 29.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Grambling State Tigers are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27 rebounds per game. The Grambling State Tigers have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Providence Friars look for their second home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Providence Friars are averaging 73.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Rodney Bullock is averaging 22.5 points and six rebounds while Emmitt Holt is averaging 16.5 points and five rebounds. Ryan Fazekas is dishing 1.5 assists and Jalen Lindsey is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Providence Friars are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Providence Friars are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Providence Friars have won four straight home games.
The Tigers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Friars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Friars last 4 overall and the under is 7-3 in Tigers last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Providence plays well at home and is of course the more talented team here. However, Providence is still a young team that's trying to find itself with Kris Dunn gone, and this is a quick turnaround from a Thursday road loss to Ohio State. Also, Grambling State held its own on the road aginst East Carolina and has a lot of senior leadership to help lead the way. In an early game where teams can sometime sleepwalk, I like the value of the Tigers and the points here.