Towson Tigers vs. Oakland Grizzlies - 3/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Grizzlies (21-11) at Towson Tigers (20-12)
College Basketball: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Mandalay Bay Event Center)
The Line: Towson Tigers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies will play the Towson Tigers in the first round of the Vegas 16 Tournament.
The Towson Tigers are 20-12 (11-7) and are coming off of a loss to Northeastern by a score of 71-60 in the CAA Tournament. Before the conference tournament, Towson finished the regular season by winning 2 of their last 3 games and finished tied for 3rd in the CAA standings. Towson is averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 66.8 points per game. Towson is also averaging 39.3 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game. William Adala-Moto is averaging 13.9 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game for Towson. Byron Hawkins is averaging 13.4 points per game and 2.2 assists per game for the Tigers. Towson is shooting 67.9% on free throws, 32.2% on three-pointers, and 42.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 21-11 (13-5) and are coming off of a loss to Wright State by a score of 59-55 in the Horizon League Tournament. Before the conference tournament, Oakland finished the regular season by winning 4 of their last 5 games and finished tied for 2nd in the Horizon standings. Oakland is averaging 86.3 points per game while giving up 78.9 points per game. Oakland is also averaging 39.7 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Kay Felder is averaging 24.2 points per game, 9.3 assists per game, and 4.1 rebounds per game for Oakland. Jalen Hayes is averaging 13.9 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game for the Golden Grizzlies. Oakland is shooting 76.8% on free throws, 39.6% on three-pointers, and 45.9% on all field goal attempts.
Oakland had a very good season and has one of the highest scoring offenses in the country. Towson is the better defensive team in this matchup, while both teams are similar in rebounding. Kay Felder (Oakland) has been one of the better players in the country and I look for him to have a big game here. I like Oakland.