Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+24)
Mackey Arena is the site where and the Purdue Boilermakers (1-1) will play the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (0-4) on Tuesday. Purdue opens this contest as 24-point favorites. The over/under opens at 141.5.
Oakland steps onto the court with a mark of 0-4 for the campaign. The Golden Grizzlies are connecting on 23.8% on shots from distance (29 of 122) and 71.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 58.3 points per game (234th in the country) while shooting 28.9% from the floor. They cough up possession 16.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 13.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Oakland is pulling in 34.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 31 dimes on the season, which is 100th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Golden Grizzlies are forcing 16.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They rank 353rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 105 surrendered this season. The Golden Grizzlies defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 51.4% (129 of 251) and they concede 44.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are conceding 40.9% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 319th in college basketball in opponents PPG (84.0).
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies took the court against the Michigan Wolverines and ended up losing by a score of 81-71 in their last contest. Oakland finished having earned a 32.8% FG percentage (21 out of 64) and buried 8 out of their 34 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Golden Grizzlies converted 21 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 84.0%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they collected 29 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 9 assists in this game in addition to having 11 steals and 2 blocked shots. Regarding defense, Oakland let their opponent shoot 32.8% from the floor on 21 out of 64. Michigan recorded 24 assists and 7 steals in this contest. In addition, the Wolverines pulled down 42 boards (9 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Michigan finished shooting 68.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 22 shots. They buried 8 out of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jalen Moore is a guy who saw a lot of court time in this game. He totaled 21 points on 4 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 42 minutes played and grabbed 9 rebounds. Moore finished 21.1% from the field and earned 6 assists. Someone else that saw a lot of court time in this matchup for the Golden Grizzlies was Micah Parrish. He grabbed 8 rebounds and accumulated 2 dimes. He shot 100.0% from the floor in this matchup by hitting 2-of-2 (8 points). When the game finished, Parrish was on the hardwood for 38 min.
Purdue has a record of 1-1 for the season. Purdue has accumulated 147 pts for the campaign (73.5 per game) and they average 33.5 boards per contest. The Boilermakers are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 68.2% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Boilermakers are connecting on 51.4% from the floor, which is 44th in college hoops. They are earning an assist 15.5 times per game (92nd in college basketball) and they cough up possession 19.0 times per contest. The Boilermakers are ranked 253rd in college hoops in PPG given up with 72.5. They relinquish 15.5 assists and 24.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 288th and 105th in Division 1. The Purdue defense concedes 35.0% on three-point shots (21 of 60) and their opponents are connecting on 77.4% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 13.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.0% from the floor (269th in the nation).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Purdue Boilermakers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-70 when they played the Clemson Tigers. The Boilermakers corralled 22 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 34 in this game. They rejected 3 attempts while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Tigers had 17 fouls for the contest which got the Boilermakers to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They were able to make 9 of the free throw tries for a clip of 81.8%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Purdue made 9 of 21 attempts (42.9%). Overall, the Boilermakers went 26 for 58 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.8%. The Boilermakers allowed the Tigers to make 29 out of 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.2% for the matchup. They finished 35.7% from beyond the arc by shooting 10 out of 28 and ended up going 13 of 15 at the charity stripe (86.7%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Purdue permitted Clemson to pull down 21 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Brandon Newman ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Boilermakers for the game. He knocked down 6 of 14 for this game for a rate of 42.9%, which gave him 15 points. Newman pulled down 5 boards in his 37 mins and accumulated 3 dimes for the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Purdue was Isaiah Thompson. He was able to score 15 points in 30 minutes played by going 6 out of 10 shooting for the game. Thompson wrapped this one up going 60.0% from the field while totaling 3 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Purdue (-24)
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