Friday, January 8, 2016
Athletics Center O'rena
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Athletics Center O'rena to play the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Valparaiso as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Crusaders come into this game with an overall record of 11-3 and a road record of 4-3. They are 6-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7. The Golden Grizzlies have an overall record of 9-6 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 8-2 and they are 8-2 against the spread.
Alec Peters comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Crusaders. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Tevonn Walker averages 11.4 points per game in 22.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Valparaiso. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kahlil Felder averages 26.1 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Grizzlies. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 9.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Percy Gibson averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Valparaiso averages 70.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 205th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 84th in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game which ranks them 81st and 276th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 144th with 12.7 per game. The Crusaders allow 60.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 100th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 50th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in the Division 1.
Oakland averages 86.9 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 91st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 19th in the nation. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 48th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Grizzlies rank 166th with 12.9 per game. The Golden Grizzlies allow 79.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 297th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 88th and 138th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 250th and they give up 16.7 assists per contest which puts them in 325th place in the nation. The Golden Grizzlies force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in college basketball.
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 6-5 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 4-7 against the over/under
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 8-2 against the spread
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 8-2 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
12/19/15 G E. Victor Nickerson Wrist out indefinitely
11/15/15 C Derrik Smits Ankle out for season
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Valparaiso
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks