Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 12/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Location: ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies (2-9) are on their way to ExtraMile Arena on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Boise State Broncos (9-2).
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies faced Syracuse and went home with a loss by a final score of 95-66 in their last contest. Oakland ended having earned a 37.5% field goal percentage (24 of 64) and converted 5 of their 25 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Golden Grizzlies buried 13 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 56.5%. With respect to hauling in boards, they collected 32 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 14 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. When discussing defense, Oakland allowed 58.3% from the field on 42 of 72 shooting. Syracuse dished out 27 assists and had 10 steals in this contest. Moreover, Syracuse pulled down 38 boards (7 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Syracuse walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the free throw line by converting 3 of their 7 shots. They also knocked down 8 of 20 tries from 3-point land. In relation to personal fouls, the Golden Grizzlies ended up finishing with 11 while Syracuse recorded 13 personal fouls.
Trey Townsend is one guy who played a role in this contest. He walked away with 29 points on 13 of 24 shooting. He played for 39 mins played and also totaled 12 rebounds. He went 54.2% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Oakland heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 2-9 so far this year. They are turning it over 11.2 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 12.9 fouls per contest. As a team, Oakland is grabbing 31.5 boards per game and has accounted for 143 assists on the year, which is 183rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Grizzlies are hitting 31.8% on three-point shots (94 of 296) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.7 points per contest (141st in Division 1) on 43.3% from the floor.
Defensively, the Golden Grizzlies are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 16.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 360th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 215 conceded this season. The Golden Grizzlies defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 48.3% (345 of 715) and they surrender 40.6 rebounds per game as a group. They concede 37.0% on three-point shots while they are 357th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (81.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Boise State Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 91-52 against New Orleans. The Broncos recorded 36 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 4 steals in this game. New Orleans committed 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Broncos to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a rate of 70.4%. Concerning shots from downtown, Boise State knocked down 12 out of 24 tries (50.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Broncos finished the game shooting 30 out of 55 from the field which had them shooting 54.5%. The Broncos permitted New Orleans to convert 18 out of 58 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 31.0% in this game. They went 22.2% from three-point range by shooting 4 out of 18 and ended up going 12 of 16 at the charity stripe (75.0%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Boise State permitted New Orleans to get 41 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Kobe Young pitched in for the Broncos for the matchup. He converted 5 of 8 for the matchup giving him a rate of 62.5%, and had 3 rebounds. He racked up 16 points in his 18 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to get an assist.
Boise State has a record of 9-2 so far this year. The Broncos commit 15.7 fouls per game and they shoot 70.9% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 11.4 times per game (315th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per contest. Boise State has totaled 783 points so far this year (71.2 per game) and they grab 38.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Broncos are shooting 44.5% from the field, which ranks them 186th in D-1.
The Boise State defense gives up 27.0% on shots from 3-point land (54 of 200) and their opponents are making 70.7% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 8.2 assists and 31.4 rebounds every game, ranking them 7th and 49th in college basketball. The Broncos on the defensive side of the court are 9th in D-1 in points given up per game with 57.1. They have forced 12.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 36.7% from the floor (11th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boise State
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