Oakland vs. Cleveland State - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (5-8) at Oakland Grizzlies (8-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Athletics Center Orena)
The Line: Oakland Grizzlies -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: My 20
The Cleveland State Vikings and Oakland Golden Grizzlies meet Saturday at the Athletics Center O'rena.
The Cleveland State Vikings could use a feel good win after splitting their last six games. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 60.8 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Rob Edwards is averaging 11.5 points and 1.5 assists while Demonte Flannigan is averaging 10.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. Andre Yates is dishing two assists and Vinny Zollo is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. Cleveland State is allowing 28.5 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland State Vikings have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are averaging 86.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 78.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Kahlil Felder is averaging 26.8 points and 8.8 assists while Percy Gibson is averaging 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds. Jalen Hayes is grabbing 7.8 rebounds and Nick Daniels is dishing 1.4 assists. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. Oakland is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Vikings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Horizon League and 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Golden Grizzlies are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 home games and 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
Oakland has been a covering machine on its home court and is head and shoulders a better team than Cleveland State. I'll take the Grizzlies in a blowout.