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Fairfield vs. Oakland - 12/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oakland Grizzlies (3-5) at Fairfield Stags (2-6)
Date & Time Thursday December 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Fairfield Stags -3.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5
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NCAA BB | Oakland Grizzlies (3-5) at Fairfield Stags (2-6)
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies and Fairfield Stags continue their non-conference college basketball schedule on Wednesday.

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have followed a two game winning streak with three straight defeats following a 73-63 loss at Xavier as a 17 point road dog on Saturday. Both teams connected at around 45% but Oakland fell short at the line where the Musketeers held a 19-2 advantage.

Xavier Hill-Mais kept the Golden Grizzlies in the game with a contest high 30 points with eight rebounds and two blocks on 13-21 marksmanship. Oakland received 14 points and eight assists from Braden Norris on 5-8 from the floor including four long balls followed Jaevin Cumberland and Karmari Newman with a combined 17 points.

The Fairfield Stags have played numerous close games but have come out on the losing side and that trend continued in a 63-60 loss at Army on Saturday. Fairfield was down eleven at the half and a late rally came up short with 35.1% shooting and 20 turnovers not being enough versus the Black Knights 35.7% accuracy.

Neftali Alverez topped the Stags offense with 14 points three assists and four steals on 5-15 from the field and 3-4 at the line. Wassef Methnani gave Fairfield 12 points and ten rebounds on 4-9 from the floor before fouling out in 17 minutes while Jesus Cruz, Jonathan Kasibabu and Taj Benning contributed seven points apiece.

Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall and over is 9-2 in Oakland Golden Grizzlies last 11 non-conference games and under is 13-3 in Oakland Golden Grizzlies last 16 road games. Fairfield Stags are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and Fairfield Stags are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

I don’t  think these teams are far enough apart to lay points so I’ll back the Golden Grizzlies…

Pick:
Oakland +3.5

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