Maryland vs. Oakland - 12/27/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Grizzlies (4-9) at Maryland Terrapins (11-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies and Maryland Terrapins play Saturday afternoon at the Comcast Center.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies look to snap a four-game losing streak as they play their eighth true road game. On the season, Oakland is averaging 73.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 79.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Kahlil Felder is averaging 16.8 points and 7.3 assists while Corey Petros is averaging 14.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. Tommie McCune is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Dante Williams is shooting 42.5 percent from the field. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are one of the better offensive teams in the country, which includes four double-digit scorers while they’re shooting 67.2 percent from the free throw line and 35.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, however, Oakland is allowing teams to shoot 38.5 percent from deep and has allowed 81 or more points in three of its last four games.
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The Maryland Terrapins are off to an impressive 11-1 start and play for the first time in six days. On the season, Maryland is averaging 75.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and is allowing 61.6 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Dez Wells is averaging 16.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Jake Layman is averaging 15.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Melo Trimble is dishing out 3.1 assists and Richaud Pack is shooting 44.3 percent from the field. The Maryland Terrapins are a deep team that has eight different players averaging at least five points while they’re shooting 73.9 percent from the free throw line and 37.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Maryland is allowing teams to shoot 28.9 percent from downtown and has allowed 64 or less points in nine of its 12 games.
The Golden Grizzlies are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
Besides an overtime game against Pittsburgh, Oakland really hasn't been that impressive against above-average comp. With Wells expected to be on the court, you can't go wrong with Maryland and the chalk.