Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Green Bay Phoenix Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Green Bay Phoenix
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: Kress Events Center in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+2.5)
Kress Events Center is the venue where and the Green Bay Phoenix (1-9) will take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (3-10) on Friday. The line on this contest has Green Bay as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 151.
Oakland will enter this game with a record of 3-10 this year. They have an average of 67.8 points per outing (264th in the nation) while going 37.0% from the field. The Golden Grizzlies are hitting 29.5% on shots from 3-point land (109 of 370) and 65.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Oakland is collecting 33.7 rebounds per contest and has tallied 169 assists this season, which is 34th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.6 times per game and as a unit they are committing 14.8 personal fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Golden Grizzlies have forced 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. The Golden Grizzlies are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 49.3% (412 of 836) and they surrender 43.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They rank 344th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 306 surrendered for the year. They are conceding 39.4% on three-point shots and they are 333rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (84.8).
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies played the Wright State Raiders and went home with a win by a final score of 81-71 in their last game. Oakland ended the game with a 45.3% field goal percentage (29 out of 64) and converted 9 of their 22 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Golden Grizzlies made 14 of their 14 shots for a rate of 100.0%. In terms of pulling down boards, they compiled 25 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 22 assists in this matchup while having 14 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to defending, Oakland allowed the other team to shoot 45.3% from the field on 29 of 64 shooting. Wright State distributed 20 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Raiders collected 38 rebounds (18 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Wright State finished the game at 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 12 of their 16 tries. They also converted 7 of 25 attempts from distance.
Jalen Moore is one player who came through for this contest. He was able to score 24 points on 6 out of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and collected 2 boards. Moore ended up going 31.6% from the floor and earned 12 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this contest for the Golden Grizzlies was Rashad Williams. He grabbed 2 boards and earned 2 dimes. He finished 50.0% from the floor for this game via 7-of-14 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Williams was on the court for 22 minutes.
Green Bay has a mark of 1-9 this year. When it comes to offense, the Phoenix are shooting 40.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 300th in the country. Green Bay has accounted for 683 points so far this year (68.3 per contest) and they snag 32.4 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 12.2 times per contest (249th in the country) and they turn it over 11.8 times per game. The Phoenix are responsible for committing 18.1 fouls per game and they connect on 71.4% from the charity stripe. The Phoenix defensively are ranked 320th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 80.8. They surrender 13.0 assists and 38.9 boards per game, which ranks 178th and 296th in the country. The Green Bay defense allows 31.0% on 3-point attempts (61 of 197) and opponents are connecting on 73.3% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 11.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.5% from the field (330th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Green Bay Phoenix walked away with a victory by a final of 79-69 against the Youngstown State Penguins. The Phoenix were able to pull down 21 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for this game. They also rejected 2 shots while recording 2 steals in this game. The Penguins were called for 22 fouls for this contest which got the Phoenix to the free throw line for 28 shots. They were able to make 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.6%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Green Bay made 9 out of their 17 attempts (52.9%). When all was said and done, the Phoenix finished 24 out of 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.2%. The Phoenix permitted the Penguins to convert 27 of 53 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 50.9% for this game. They went 27.8% from three-point range by going 5 of 18 and ended up shooting 10 of 19 at the charity stripe (52.6%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Green Bay permitted Youngstown State to pull down 23 in all (8 offensive).
PJ Pipes pitched in for the Phoenix for this contest. He buried 7 of 11 in the game giving him a rate of 63.6%, which had him finishing with 30 points. Pipes pulled down 2 boards in his 29 mins and added 5 dimes for this contest. An additional guy that was important for Green Bay was Amari Davis. He ended up walking away with 13 points in 38 minutes on the hardwood via 6 out of 19 shooting for this contest. Davis walked away from this one going 31.6% from the floor in addition to totaling 2 dimes and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Green Bay (-2.5) and over 151 points
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