Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+27.5)
Breslin Center is the site where and the Michigan State Spartans (5-0) will play the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (0-6) on Sunday. Michigan State opens this matchup as 27.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 147.5.
Oakland will play this contest with a mark of 0-6 so far this season. The Golden Grizzlies are shooting 27.2% from downtown (49 of 180) and 68.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 59.0 points per contest (292nd in the country) while connecting on 31.2% from the floor. They turn it over 15.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 13.2 fouls every game. As a team, Oakland is snagging 31.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 57 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 143rd in the nation in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Grizzlies are forcing 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.3 fouls. They concede 42.8% on 3-point shots while they are 292nd in the country in PPG from their opponents (85.5). The Golden Grizzlies defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 52.2% (194 of 372) and they relinquish 43.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 313th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 154 conceded for the year.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies faced off with the Oklahoma State Cowboys and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-71 in their last game. Oakland walked away from the game with a 38.7% field goal percentage (24 of 62) and made 17 of their 37 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Golden Grizzlies converted 6 of their 13 shots for a rate of 46.2%. Concerning pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 26 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 dimes in this contest as well as having 10 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Oakland allowed their opponent to shoot 38.7% from the field on 24 out of 62. Oklahoma State totaled 22 dimes and 9 steals in the game. In addition, the Cowboys collected 36 rebounds (12 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Oklahoma State finished the game shooting 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 14 attempts. They also converted 10 out of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Rashad Williams is one guy who saw a lot of minutes for this game. He ended up finishing with 32 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He played for 37 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. Williams finished the game shooting 45.5% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this contest for the Golden Grizzlies was Jalen Moore. He collected 4 boards and accounted for 8 dimes. He went 25.0% from the field in the game by connecting on 4-of-16 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Moore was on the court for 37 minutes.
Michigan State has a record of 5-0 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Spartans are connecting on 47.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 115th in the nation. Michigan State has 400 pts this season (80.0 per game) and they average 41.4 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.2 times per contest (10th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 14.6 times per contest. The Spartans commit 17.6 fouls per game and they shoot 73.6% from the free throw line. The Spartans on the defensive end are ranked 136th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 68.6. They have allowed 12.8 assists and 34.6 rebounds per contest, ranking them 157th and 127th in those categories on the defensive end. The Michigan State defense allows 26.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (27 of 101) and their opponents are connecting on 80.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 37.7% from the field (55th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Michigan State Spartans took home the win by a final score of 79-61 against the Western Michigan Broncos. The Spartans corralled 27 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in this matchup. They stuffed 6 shots while earning 4 steals in the game. The Broncos were called for 13 fouls for the contest which took the Spartans to the free throw line for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to bury 5 of those for a rate of 71.4%. With regard to three-point attempts, Michigan State made 10 out of their 26 attempts (38.5%). Overall, the Spartans finished the game shooting 32 for 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.8%. The Spartans allowed the Broncos to bury 23 of 59 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 39.0% in this game. They went 38.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 5 out of 13 and finished the game at 10 out of 11 at the free throw line (90.9%). When it comes to rebounding, Michigan State permitted Western Michigan to snag 28 in total (7 offensive).
Joey Hauser saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Spartans for the contest. He converted 8 of 14 in the game giving him a rate of 57.1%, which got him 24 points. Hauser grabbed 10 boards in his 27 minutes played and had 4 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for Michigan State was Rocket Watts. He scored 10 points in 25 minutes on the hardwood via 4 out of 9 shooting for the game. Watts ended the game having shot 44.4% from the field while collecting 6 dimes and 1 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+27.5)
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