Oakland Grizzlies vs. Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves (0-1) at Oakland Grizzlies (4-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Center)
The Line: Oakland Grizzlies -9 -- Over/Under: 159.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: GCI Cable-Alaska
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies and the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves will square off at the Alaska Airlines Center in the Great Alaska Shootout this Friday afternoon.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies fell to 4-1 on the season after being defeated by the Nevada Wolfpack, 82-78, this past Thursday. Oakland went into halftime with a 44-28 halftime lead however, struggled defensively in the 2nd half and allowed the Wolfpack to get the come from behind victory. Oakland allowed Nevada to shoot 45.0% from the field and 55.0% (11-20) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Golden Grizzlies was Sherron Dorsey-Walker who had 23 points, 9 assists, and 4 rebounds. On the season, Oakland is averaging 88.4 ppg on 47.0% shooting from the field. The Golden Grizzlies are averaging 8.2 three-pointers per game on 32.5% shooting from beyond the arc. On the season, Oakland has been led by Martez Walker (21.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Sherron Dorsey-Walker (14.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.6 apg), Jalen Hayes (12.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.4 spg), and Xavier Hill-Mais (8.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.8 bpg). Defensively, Oakland is allowing their opponents to average 70.0 ppg on 38.0% shooting from the field.
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The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves fell to 4-3 on the season after being defeated by the Buffalo Bulls, 85-79, this past Wednesday. Alaska Anchorage had no answers for Buffalo’s Blake Hamilton, who scored 29 points in the 2nd half for the Bulls, and made some key FT’s late in regulation to hold off the Seawolves. Alaska Anchorage struggled a bit offensively as they shot just 39.3% from the field and 29.2% (7-24) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Seawolves was Diante Mitchell who had 17 points, 7 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, Alaska Anchorage is averaging 83.7 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Seawolves average 7.1 three-pointers per game on 33.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Alaska Anchorage has been led by Sekou Wiggs, Corey Hammell, Diante Mitchell, and Spencer Svejcar. Defensively, Alaska Anchorage is holding their opponents to an average of 65.6 ppg on 41.5% shooting from the field.
Oakland is 2-1 ATS this season while Alaska Anchorage is 1-0 ATS this season.
Oakland is one of the better teams in the Horizon League this season and can really light it up on the offensive end led by Martez Walker and Sherron Dorsey-Walker. I’m not too familiar with Alaska Anchorage however, they did play a decent Buffalo team tough in their recent game and have been solid offensively throughout the early part of the season. I’m just not familiar enough with Alaska Anchorage to know if 9-points is too much/little, however, both teams can really score the basketball and as they are combined averaging 172.1 ppg, my play in this one is on the over.