Western Michigan vs. Oakland - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Grizzlies (4-3) at Western Michigan Broncos (4-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm (University Arena in Read Fieldhouse)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies and Western Michigan Broncos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the University Arena.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies look for a third straight victory to build on their 4-3 record. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are averaging 77.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 82.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Kendrick Nunn is averaging 23.8 points and 3.8 assists while Martez Walker is averaging 21 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jalen Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Daniels is dishing 2.8 assists. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have split their last eight road games.
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The Western Michigan Broncos look for a third straight victory to build on their 4-3 record. The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 77.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Thomas Wilder is averaging 19 points and 4.3 assists while Bryce Moore is averaging 10.6 points and 3.1 rebounds. Josh Davis is dishing 1.3 assists and Brandon Johnson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Western Michigan Broncos are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Western Michigan Broncos are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The Western Michigan Broncos have won nine straight home games.
The Golden Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Broncos are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Golden Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Oakland has a banged up Kendrick Nunn, and Western Michigan is a solid defensive team that's going to force the Golden Grizzlies into a lot of tough shots. Without the best player on the team, on the road, this is going to be a tough game for Oakland to hang around in. Give me the Broncos by double digits.