Oakland vs. Northern Kentucky - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Kentucky Norse (5-11) at Oakland Grizzlies (11-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Athletics Center Orena)
The Line: Oakland Grizzlies -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: My20 Detroit; ESPN College Extra
The Northern Kentucky Norse will travel to the Athletics Center O’rena to take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Northern Kentucky Norse dropped to 5-11 (1-4 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Cleveland State Vikings, 70-65, this past Saturday. Northern Kentucky allowed the Vikings to go on a 10-2 run in the 2nd half to gain a 60-54 lead in which the Norse couldn’t come back from. Northern Kentucky shot 41.8% from the field and 38.5% (10-26) from beyond the arc in the loss. The Norse allowed the Vikings to shoot 47.1% from the field and 56.3% (9-16) from three-point range. Leading the way for Northern Kentucky was Tyler White who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals. On the season, the Norse have been led by Jalen Billups (13.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.7 bpg), Tyler White (11.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.1 apg), and Lavone Holland II (11.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.1 apg). Offensively, Northern Kentucky is averaging 69.8 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field and 32.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Defensively, the Norse are allowing 73.1 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field.
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies won their 2nd straight game and improved to 11-7 (3-2 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Detroit Titans, 86-82, this past Saturday. Oakland was able to get an 11-point lead 2nd in the half and held on late to pick up the victory. Oakland shot 47.8% from the field and 26.1% (6-23) from beyond the arc. The Golden Grizzlies allowed the Titans to shoot 52.4% from the field and outrebounded Oakland by a 39-34 margin. Leading the way for Oakland was Kahlil Felder who had 22 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, and a block. On the season, the Golden Grizzlies have been led by Kahlil Felder (25.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 8.7 apg, 2.0 spg), Jalen Hayes (12.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg), and Percy Gibson (12.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg). Offensively, Oakland is averaging 85.7 ppg on 44.9% shooting from the field and 38.3% shooting from beyond the arc. The Golden Grizzlies average 8.8 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.24. Defensively, Oakland is allowing their opponents to average 78.8 ppg on 41.9% shooting from the field. The Golden Grizzlies have a rebound margin of 2.9 and a turnover margin of 0.6.
The Norse are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Golden Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 home games.
Northern Kentucky has played better over their last two games against Youngstown State and Cleveland State however, the Norse should have a much more difficult time with Oakland. The Golden Grizzlies have one of the best players in the College Basketball in Kahlil Felder and after picking up a good road win on the road against Detroit, I think Oakland should have no problem putting up enough points against the Norse to cover this large spread. Take Oakland to cover.