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Oakland vs Purdue Fort Wayne Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds

Golden Grizzlies vs Mastodons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons
  • Where: Fort Wayne at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds: Oakland +9.5, OAK +353 | IPFW -480 O/U 151.0

Golden Grizzlies Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 2-7. So far, the Golden Grizzlies have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 0-3. For the season, Oakland has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 0-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Grizzlies being +9.5 point underdogs.

Oakland’s leading scorer this season is Trey Townsend who is averaging 16.33 points per contest. So far, Townsend has accounted for 21.52% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.0 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Keaton Hervey is the second leading scorer for the Golden Grizzlies, averaging 13.67 points per game. Between him and Hervey, they are accounting for 39.5% of the team’s scoring.

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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 9 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.

Mastodons Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Oakland, the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons will be taking the floor for the 9th time this season and have an overall record of 4-4. Currently, the Mastodons have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 3-1. The Mastodons’ are sitting with a betting line that is -9.5 points in their favor. For the season, Purdue Fort Wayne has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2.

Purdue Fort Wayne will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Bobby Planutis who is averaging 13.0 points per game for the Mastodons. Planutis 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 Mastodons’ offensive gameplan is the play of Jarred Godfrey who has hit 38.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.71 points per game.

On offense, Purdue Fort Wayne comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 402nd in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Mastodons’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 44.86% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 37.1%.

Free Spread Prediction: Oakland Golden Grizzlies +9.5

Our analysis for this game between Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons and the Oakland Golden Grizzlies points to Oakland covering the spread as +9.5 point underdogs. We the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for Oakland to cover. Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Golden Grizzlies are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread. However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, Oakland won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies at +9.5.

 


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