Bowling Green Falcons (1-0) vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies (1-0)
November 11, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -6.5 / Bowling Green Falcons +6.5; Over/Under: +154
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The Bowling Green Falcons and Oakland Golden Grizzlies meet Friday in college basketball action at the Athletics Center O’rena. The Bowling Green Falcons look for a 2-0 start. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies also look to remain undefeated.
The Bowling Green Falcons are averaging 62 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 40 percent shooting. Leon Ayers III is averaging 16 points and 7 rebounds, while Samari Curtis is averaging 14 points and 3 rebounds. Rashaun Agee is the third double-digit scorer and Isaac Elsasser is grabbing 1 rebound. The Bowling Green Falcons are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bowling Green Falcons are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are averaging 92 points on 57.9 percent shooting and allowing 27 points on 18.2 percent shooting. Keaton Hervey is averaging 19 points and 6 rebounds, while Rocket Watts is averaging 15 points and 2 rebounds. Blake Lampman is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Townsend is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are allowing 14.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
The Falcons are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Golden Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 21-8 in Falcons last 29 overall. The over is 7-3 in Golden Grizzlies last 10 home games.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are probably the better team on paper, and they play with a pace that’s hard to match. However, the Bowling Green Falcons are coming off a nice season opener against Air Force, and they’re absolutely loaded with experience. You can also argue this is closer to a home game for Bowling Green, with it taking place in Michigan. The line seems a little off. I’ll take a shot with the Falcons and the points.