Toledo Rockets vs Oakland Golden Grizzlies Prediction, 11/26/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Oakland Golden Grizzlies
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Toledo (-6.5)
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies (14-19 last year) host the Toledo Rockets (17-15 last season) at Cintas Center on Thursday. The line on this game has Toledo as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 141.5.
Toledo heads into this contest after finishing with a win-loss mark of 17-15 last season. They coughed up possession 12.2 times per contest and as a unit committed 16.0 fouls per game. As a team, Toledo pulled down 37.8 rebounds per game and tallied 464 assists over the course of last year, which had them ranked 58th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Rockets connected on 36.6% on 3-point shots (283 of 774) and 74.6% from the free throw line. They averaged 74.6 points per outing (89th in the country) while going 43.5% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Rockets were able to force their opponents into 11.8 turnovers per contest and they drew 18.6 fouls. They gave up 34.4% on shots from downtown and they were 201st in the nation in PPG allowed (70.1). The Rockets defense allowed a field goal percentage of 41.8% (817 of 1,956) and they relinquished 36.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They were ranked 108th in college hoops in giving up assists with 365 relinquished over the course of last year.
The Toledo Rockets faced the Western Michigan Broncos and walked away with a win by a score of 76-73 in their last contest. Toledo wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.4% field goal percentage (29 out of 70) and made 9 of their 22 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Rockets knocked down 9 of 12 tries for a rate of 75.0%. When discussing pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 35 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists for the contest as well as earning 6 steals and 4 blocked shots. Concerning defense, Toledo allowed the other team to go 41.4% from the field on 29 of 70. Western Michigan distributed 10 assists and 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Broncos collected 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Western Michigan finished the contest at 78.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of 14 shots. They also converted 6 of their 20 attempts from distance.
Willie Jackson is someone who saw a lot of action in the matchup. He accounted for 22 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He played for 39 minutes played and also pulled down 16 rebounds. Jackson finished the game shooting 53.3% from the field and also totaled 4 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in the game for the Rockets was Marreon Jackson. He totaled 2 boards and earned 5 assists. He finished 50.0% from the field in this contest by going 10-of-20 (25 points). When all was said and done, Jackson saw the court for 38 min.
Oakland had a mark of 14-19 last year. The Golden Grizzlies were responsible for committing 15.9 fouls every game while shooting 68.9% from the free throw line. They dished out assists 13.6 times per game (132nd in the country) and they lost possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. Oakland earned 2,239 points over the course of last season (67.8 per game) and they grabbed 36.2 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Grizzlies shot 42.8% from the field, which was ranked 225th in Division 1. The Golden Grizzlies on defense were ranked 189th in D-1 in PPG given up with 69.7. They allowed 14.6 dimes and 36.2 boards per contest, which was ranked 310th and 257th in those categories on the defensive end. The Oakland defense gave up 32.9% on three-point shots (283 of 861) and their opposition made 67.2% of their foul shots. They forced their opponents into 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (136th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies went home defeated by a final of 78-63 when they played the Green Bay Phoenix. The Golden Grizzlies earned 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 32 in this matchup. They also rejected 2 attempts while recording 5 steals for this game. The Phoenix had 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Golden Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 84.2%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Oakland converted 5 out of their 29 tries (17.2%). When the game finished, the Golden Grizzlies walked away from this one shooting 21 for 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.8%. The Golden Grizzlies permitted the Phoenix to knock down 29 of 61 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 47.5% for this game. They shot 25.0% from beyond the arc by going 3 of 12 and finished the game at 17 of 21 at the free throw line (81.0%). In regard to rebounding, Oakland permitted Green Bay to pull down 34 in total (10 offensive).
Rashad Williams was pivotal for the Golden Grizzlies for this game. He buried 3 out of 14 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 21.4%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Williams grabbed 9 boards in his 38 mins and had 3 assists in this contest. Another guy who saw a lot of minutes for Oakland was Kevin Kangu. He finished with 11 points in 36 minutes on the court by going 4 of 10 shooting in this game. Kangu ended up shooting 40.0% from the field as well as totaling 6 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toledo (-6.5)
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