Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+25)
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies (0-5) head to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0). Oakland opens this contest as 25-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 142.5.
Oakland comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 0-5 for the campaign. The Golden Grizzlies are shooting 22.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (32 of 143) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 56.6 points per game (277th in D-1) while hitting 29.7% from the floor. They cough up possession 15.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 13.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Oakland is snagging 31.8 boards per game and has 42 assists on the campaign, which ranks 110th in Division 1 in terms of passing. On defense, the Golden Grizzlies are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. They relinquish 43.5% on three-point shots while they are 264th in the country in points per game from their opponents (85.8). The Golden Grizzlies defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 52.1% (162 of 311) and they surrender 43.6 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 289th in the nation in giving up assists with 132 relinquished so far this year.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies played the Purdue Boilermakers and went home with a loss by a final score of 93-50 in their last contest. Oakland wrapped up the contest having earned a 33.3% FG percentage (18 out of 54) and made 3 out of their 21 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Golden Grizzlies made 11 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 68.8%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 17 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists in the matchup while having 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. In reference to the defense, Oakland let their opponent shoot 33.3% from the floor on 18 of 54. Purdue totaled 27 dimes and 4 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Boilermakers collected 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Purdue finished 90.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 11 shots. They also converted 17 out of their 32 tries from 3-point land.
Jalen Moore is a guy who played a lot for the game. He racked up 14 points on 3 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and also collected 3 boards. Moore ended up going 33.3% from the floor and earned 7 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Golden Grizzlies was Daniel Oladapo. He totaled 8 rebounds and also collected 3 assists. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor in this game by hitting 4-of-8 (8 points). When all was said and done, Oladapo played for 29 minutes.
Oklahoma State has a win-loss mark of 3-0 so far this season. The Cowboys are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game while shooting 69.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.3 times per contest (149th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per contest. Oklahoma State has tallied 230 points so far this year (76.7 per game) and they average 41.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Cowboys are shooting 44.4% from the field, which ranks 201st in Division 1. The Cowboys on the defensive end are ranked 91st in the nation in points per game surrendered with 65.0. The Oklahoma State defense allows 21.9% on three-point shots (16 of 73) and opponents are connecting on 55.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.3 dimes and 39.7 boards every game, which ranks them 142nd and 223rd in those defensive categories. They have forced 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 37.1% from the field (57th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oklahoma State Cowboys went home victorious with a score of 70-62 when they faced the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Cowboys corralled 25 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this game. They blocked 6 shots while getting 11 steals in this game. The Golden Eagles committed 19 fouls in the game which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 83.3%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Oklahoma State made 5 of 18 tries (27.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Cowboys went 25 for 60 from the floor which had them at 41.7%. The Cowboys allowed the Golden Eagles to make 20 of 59 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 33.9% in this matchup. They finished 27.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 of 29 and finished the game at 14 of 21 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Oklahoma State permitted Marquette to pull down 41 overall (15 offensive).
Isaac Likekele was important for the Cowboys for this contest. He knocked down 5 of 9 in the game giving him a rate of 55.6%, which had him sitting at 11 points. Likekele had 6 boards in his 37 mins and had 3 dimes for this game. Another guy who saw a lot of court time for Oklahoma State was Cade Cunningham. He ended up walking away with 15 points in 31 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 11 from the floor in this matchup. Cunningham wrapped this one up going 54.5% from the floor in addition to collecting 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+25)
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