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Oakland vs Detroit Pick & Preview: Monday, January 23rd Betting Odds
Golden Grizzlies vs Titans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Detroit Titans
- Where: Detroit at Calihan Hall
- Date: Monday, January 23rd
- Betting Odds: Oakland +5, OAK +174 | DET -216 O/U 152.5
Golden Grizzlies Preview:
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 8-12. On the road, the Golden Grizzlies will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. So far, the Golden Grizzlies have been the underdog 13 times, going 2-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
Trey Townsend comes into today’s game as the Golden Grizzlies’ leading scorer at 17.05 points per contest. Not only has Townsend been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Oakland’s top rebounder at 7.4 boards per contest. Behind Townsend, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jalen Moore, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.35 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.6% of his shots and is adding 3.29 boards per game.
On offense, Oakland is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 20 games, they have only hit 30.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.47% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
The Detroit Titans head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 8-12. So far this season, Detroit has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-2. The Titans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Detroit has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2.
Detroit will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Antoine Davis who is averaging 27.0 points per game for the Titans. Davis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Titans’ offensive game plan is the play of Damezi Anderson who has hit 39.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.1 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Detroit will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Titans are ranked 227th at 70.4 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 644th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Detroit is close to the NCAA average at 37.3%.
Free Spread Prediction: Detroit Titans -5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Detroit Titans to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5 point betting favorites. Although Detroit as a team is just 248th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Grizzlies’ defense. At -5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Titans to come out on top and cover.
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