Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 11/6/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+20)
Value City Arena is where the Ohio State Buckeyes (16-19 last year) will try to beat the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (13-19 last season) on Monday. Ohio State opens this game as 20-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 143.5.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies faced off with Northern Kentucky and took a loss by a score of 81-74 in their last contest. Oakland ended the game with a 50.0% field goal percentage (24 out of 48) and made 8 out of their 19 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Grizzlies made 18 of their 22 shots for a rate of 81.8%. With respect to rebounding, they collected 22 with 1 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists in this game while creating 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Pertaining to defense, Oakland allowed the other team to go 49.0% from the floor on 25 of 51 shooting. Northern Kentucky distributed 16 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Northern Kentucky snagged 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Northern Kentucky finished shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 18 of 27 tries. They also buried 13 out of their 29 attempts from downtown. Regarding fouls, the Golden Grizzlies ended up with 20 and Northern Kentucky finished the game with 18 fouls.
Jalen Moore is someone who came through in this matchup. He ended up scoring 21 points on 6 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 40 minutes and also grabbed 4 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the floor and also recorded 7 assists.
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Oakland enters this one after finishing with a win-loss record of 13-19 last season. They averaged 73.3 points per contest (136th in the country) while hitting 43.5% from the field. The Golden Grizzlies hit on 30.8% on shots from downtown (232 of 753) and 77.6% from the free throw line. As a squad, Oakland snagged 30.5 rebounds per contest and sat with 384 dimes over the course of last year, which was 268th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They lost possession by turning the ball over 10.6 times per contest and as a squad committed 14.0 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Golden Grizzlies were able to force 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 fouls. They were 362nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 563 relinquished over the course of last season. The Golden Grizzlies allowed a shooting percentage of 46.8% (912 of 1,949) and they conceded 36.7 boards per game as a group. They relinquished 36.8% on three-point shots and they ranked 333rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (76.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Ohio State Buckeyes took a loss by a final score of 80-66 against Purdue. In regard to rebounding, Ohio State allowed Purdue to get 34 overall (8 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 46.7% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 of 15 and ended up shooting 17 of 22 from the free throw line (77.3%). The Buckeyes permitted Purdue to make 28 of 58 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.3% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Buckeyes finished the game shooting 22 out of 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.3%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Ohio State made 10 out of 24 attempts (41.7%). They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 70.6%. Purdue was called for 17 fouls for this game which got the Buckeyes to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while earning 2 steals in this game. The Buckeyes were able to snag 18 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 23 for this contest.
Roddy Gayle ended up being a factor for the Buckeyes for the game. He knocked down 7 out of 9 for the game for a field goal rate of 77.8%, and had 3 rebounds. He racked up 20 points in his 34 minutes on the court and tallied 1 assist in this contest.
Ohio State had a mark of 16-19 last year. The Buckeyes were responsible for committing 16.4 fouls every game and they hit 73.9% from the free throw line. They got an assist 11.7 times per game (294th in college basketball) and they turned the ball over 10.7 times per contest. Ohio State had 2,538 pts throughout last year (72.5 per contest) and they averaged 35.9 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Buckeyes connected on 46.2% from the floor, which had them ranked 73rd in the country.
The Buckeyes were ranked 141st in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 69.0. They forced 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (137th in Division 1). The Ohio State defense gave up 32.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (241 of 751) and their opponents made 72.3% of their foul shots. They surrendered 12.3 dimes and 33.1 boards per game, which had them ranked 150th and 110th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+20)
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