Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Xavier Musketeers Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, College Basketball

The Xavier Musketeers (4-3) will be at home in the Cintas Center when they challenge the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (3-4). The game starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Xavier Musketeers ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Musketeers easily got past the Miami (OH) RedHawks, 82-55, while the Golden Grizzlies were blown out by the Northern Illinois Huskies, 92-72.

Xavier played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenally low turnover percentage of 4.3 (better than their season average of 16.9) and a free throw rate of 0.148 (matching their season average). Miami (OH) recorded marks of 17.1 and 0.095, respectively, for those same stats. Oakland, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (10-14; 71.4 percent). Tyrique Jones had a good game for Xavier, contributing 13 points and 13 rebounds. Oakland was lifted by Xavier Hill-Mais, who had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Xavier could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their prolific offense goes up against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Musketeers rank 12th in offensive efficiency, while Oakland ranks 278th in defensive efficiency dating back to the 2017-18 season. Additionally, the Golden Grizzlies, who rank 45th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.274), will square off against the Musketeers, who rank 55th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.198).

Oakland vs. Xavier Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Xavier, ATS Winner – Oakland, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Oakland ranks 22nd in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while Xavier ranks 310th (26.0).
  • The Golden Grizzlies average 5.0 blocks per game, which ranks 18th in the NCAA. The Musketeers rank 189th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
  • Xavier ranks 179th in steals per game (6.0) while Oakland ranks 245th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
  • The Musketeers average 16.2 assists per game, which ranks 26th in the NCAA. The Golden Grizzlies rank 275th in assists allowed per game (15.0).
  • Xavier ranks 27th in rebounds allowed per game (31.6) while Oakland ranks 208th (35.9).