Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
The West Virginia Mountaineers (19-10 last year) will try to beat the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (12-18 last season) at WVU Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies faced off with the Cleveland State Vikings and took a loss by a score of 80-69 in their last contest. Oakland finished the game having earned a 34.4% field goal percentage (21 of 61) and made 11 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Grizzlies converted 16 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 94.1%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 35 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In terms of defense, Oakland allowed 51.4% from the floor on 36 out of 70 shooting. Cleveland State earned 20 assists and had 8 steals in this game. Moreover, Cleveland State pulled down 37 boards (7 offensive, 30 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Cleveland State finished 55.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 5 of their 9 tries. They also made 3 out of their 15 attempts from downtown. In the matter of personal fouls, the Golden Grizzlies finished with 13 and the Vikings finished the game with 16 personal fouls.
Jalen Moore is a player who was a major contributor for this game. He accumulated 22 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. He finished shooting 45.5% from the floor and earned 7 dimes.
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Oakland heads into this contest after finishing with a mark of 12-18 last year. They had an average of 74.7 points per game (86th in the nation) while hitting 41.7% from the floor. The Golden Grizzlies hit on 33.3% on shots from distance (259 of 778) and 70.6% from the free throw line. As a basketball team, Oakland collected 35.1 boards per contest and totaled 444 dimes last season, which ranked 20th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 13.0 times per game and as a unit committed 14.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Golden Grizzlies forced 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They were ranked 347th in D-1 in giving up assists with 630 surrendered last season. The Golden Grizzlies defensively allowed a field goal percentage of 47.4% (919 of 1,937) and they surrendered 38.9 rebounds per contest as a group. They gave up 37.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were 340th in the country in points per game from their opponents (81.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the West Virginia Mountaineers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-72 against the Syracuse Orange. When it comes to rebounding, West Virginia permitted Syracuse to get 27 in all (4 offensive). They shot 45.2% from distance by going 14 of 31 and finished the contest at 7 out of 11 from the charity stripe (63.6%). The Mountaineers permitted the Orange to knock down 27 of 52 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 51.9% for the contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Mountaineers ended up going 26 out of 70 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.1%. In regard to shots from distance, West Virginia made 11 of 26 tries (42.3%). They were able to convert 9 of the free throws for a rate of 81.8%. The Orange had 14 fouls for this contest which took the Mountaineers to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Mountaineers were able to corral 20 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive boards totaling 37 for this game.
Sean McNeil ended up having an impact for the Mountaineers for this contest. He knocked down 8 out of 15 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 53.3%, and added 3 rebounds. He totaled 23 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes for the contest.
West Virginia had a win-loss mark of 19-10 last season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mountaineers hit 42.9% from the floor, which was ranked 242nd in the nation. West Virginia totaled 2,243 points last season (77.3 per contest) and they grabbed 37.8 rebounds per contest. They earned an assist 14.0 times per contest (113th in college basketball) and they turned it over 12.0 times per contest. The Mountaineers were responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls per contest and they shot 71.9% from the free throw line.
The Mountaineers defensively were ranked 228th in D-1 in points given up per game with 72.0. They forced 15.0 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (233rd in college basketball). The West Virginia defense allowed 33.5% on 3-point attempts (219 of 653) and their opponents made 69.0% of their free throw shots. They conceded 14.0 assists and 35.2 total rebounds per game, which was ranked 258th and 198th in the nation.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take West Virginia
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