Check out our free Oakland vs Wright State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Dayton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Oakland vs Wright State Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 8th Betting Odds
Golden Grizzlies vs Raiders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Wright State Raiders
- Where: Dayton at Nutter Center
- Date: Sunday, January 8th
- Betting Odds: Oakland +5.5, OAK +191 | WRGHT -241 O/U 153.5
Golden Grizzlies Preview:
Through 16 games, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies have an overall record of 5-11. So far, the Golden Grizzlies have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 1-7. For the season, Oakland has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 1-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Grizzlies being +5.5 point underdogs.
Oakland’s leading scorer this season is Trey Townsend, who is averaging 16.44 points per contest. So far, Townsend has accounted for 22.65% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.06 rebounds per game and 1.69 assists. Keaton Hervey is the second leading scorer for the Golden Grizzlies, averaging 13.25 points per game. Between him and Hervey, they are accounting for 40.9% of the team’s scoring.
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 16 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.
Through 16 games, the Wright State Raiders have an overall record of 9-7. Currently, the Raiders have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 4-4. The Raiders’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Wright State has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3.
Wright State’s leading scorer this season is Trey Calvin, who is averaging 18.93 points per contest. So far, Calvin has accounted for 22.19% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.6 rebounds per game and 4.47 assists. Brandon Noel is the second leading scorer for the Raiders, averaging 12.25 points per game. Between him and Noel, they are accounting for 37.5% of the team’s scoring.
Wright State comes into today’s matchup vs Oakland, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.5 points per game. Through 16 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Raiders have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 445th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Wright State Raiders -5.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Wright State Raiders to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5.5 point betting favorites. Although Wright State as a team is just 82nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Grizzlies’ defense. In addition, the Raiders have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 7-3 (last 10). At -5.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Raiders to come out on top and cover.
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