Friday, February 19, 2016
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies travel to Athletics-Recreation Center to play the Valparaiso Crusaders on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Valparaiso as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Golden Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 19-9 and a road record of 10-4. They are 17-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-9. The Crusaders have an overall record of 22-5 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 10-14 and they are 14-9 against the spread.
Kay Felder comes into this contest averaging 24.4 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Jalen Hayes averages 13.7 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Oakland. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Alec Peters averages 16.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Crusaders. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Tevonn Walker averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Oakland averages 87.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 83rd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 15th in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 39th and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 58th with 11.5 per game. The Golden Grizzlies allow 79.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 312th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 147th and 220th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 203rd and they give up 15.9 assists per contest which puts them in 324th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in the Division 1.
Valparaiso averages 73.6 points per game this year which ranks them 149th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 173rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 103rd in the nation. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 153rd respectively. In the turnover department the Crusaders rank 212th with 13.2 per game. The Crusaders allow 60.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 115th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the nation. The Crusaders force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in college basketball.
The Golden Grizzlies average 86.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Golden Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 115.5 and they assist on 54% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Oakland turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.3%. The Golden Grizzlies give up 77.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 86.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crusaders score 74.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 63 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.4 points per game. The Crusaders have a rating on offense of 108.6 and 53.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Valparaiso turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.1%. The Crusaders give up 57.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 52 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 17-6 against the spread
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 14-9 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 14-9 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 10-14 against the over/under
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
11/15/15 C Derrik Smits Ankle out for season
02/18/16 G E. Victor Nickerson Hip missed last game, probable Friday vs. Oakland
Josh's Pick: Take Oakland
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