Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 11/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies (2-1) are on their way to Coleman Coliseum on Friday where they will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0).
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies faced Toledo and took home the win by a score of 80-59 in their last game. Oakland ended having earned a 48.5% field goal percentage (32 of 66) and converted 7 of 31 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Golden Grizzlies converted 9 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 60.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 40 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 18 dimes in the matchup as well as creating 19 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With regard to defending, Oakland allowed the other team to go 33.9% from the field on 21 out of 62 shooting. Toledo distributed 14 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. Additionally, Toledo had 34 boards (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Toledo finished the contest at 73.3% when shooting free throws by burying 11 of 15 shots. They converted 6 of their 22 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Concerning fouls, the Golden Grizzlies ended up finishing with 18 while Toledo totaled 18 fouls.
Jamal Cain is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. He shot 61.9% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended. He was on the court for 37 mins played and also snagged 17 boards. He ended up walking away with 29 points on 13 of 21 shooting.
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Oakland comes into this game with a mark of 2-1 this season. They are giving up possession 18.3 times per game and as a group they commit 17.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Oakland is pulling in 41.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 34 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 247th in the country in terms of passing. The Golden Grizzlies are hitting 21.6% on shots from 3-point land (16 of 74) and 69.4% from the charity stripe. They average 63.0 pts per contest (310th in D-1) while shooting 41.1% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Golden Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers per game while drawing 14.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 262nd in college basketball in giving up assists with 44 surrendered this year. The Golden Grizzlies defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 38.7% (67 of 173) and they surrender 34.0 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 21.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 49th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (58.0).
In their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide got the victory with a final of 73-68 when they played South Alabama. The Crimson Tide earned 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in this game. They turned it over 22 times, while earning 12 steals for this contest. South Alabama was called for 21 personal fouls in this contest which got the Crimson Tide to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 63.2%. With regard to 3-point shots, Alabama made 7 of their 27 tries (25.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Crimson Tide ended up going 27 for 61 from the field which had them shooting 44.3%. The Crimson Tide allowed South Alabama to make 25 of 65 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.5% for the game. They finished the game shooting 28.0% from downtown by hitting 7 of 25 and finished the game at 11 of 16 from the free throw line (68.8%). When it comes to team rebounding, Alabama permitted South Alabama to snag 37 overall (12 offensive).
Keon Ellis ended up being a major contributor for the Crimson Tide for this game. He racked up 18 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist for the matchup. He buried 6 of 10 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 6 rebounds.
Alabama has a record of 3-0 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Crimson Tide are shooting 47.8% from the field, which has them ranked 91st in college basketball. Alabama has 270 points on the campaign (90.0 per contest) and they average 45.7 boards per game. They are getting an assist 17.0 times per game (66th in the nation) and they cough up possession 14.7 times per game. The Crimson Tide commit 17.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 66.1% from the charity stripe.
The Crimson Tide on the defensive end are ranked 249th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 73.3. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.1% from the floor (198th in college basketball). The Alabama defense gives up 26.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (22 of 82) and their opponents are knocking down 52.8% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.3 dimes and 38.3 boards per game, which is ranked 148th and 278th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland
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