Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Georgia Bulldogs ATS Prediction


The Oakland Golden Grizzlies (4-7) will travel to Stegeman Coliseum to meet the Georgia Bulldogs (5-4). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, and will air on SEC Network.

Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Georgia Bulldogs ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Bulldogs easily got past the Savannah State Tigers, 110-76, while the Golden Grizzlies lost a winnable game to the Toledo Rockets, 87-86.

Georgia played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.271 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.650. For those same stats, Savannah State had marks of 0.011 and 0.403, respectively. Oakland, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (3.9 vs. 17.6). Georgia was led by Nicolas Claxton, who finished with 15 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks. Xavier Hill-Mais, meanwhile had a good game for Oakland, finishing with 30 points and nine rebounds.

Hill-Mais has been superb recently for Oakland, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Contrasting styles will be on display in this meeting. Since the 2017-18 season, Georgia has preferred an up-and-down style of play (51st in possessions per game), while Oakland has been more methodical (321st in possessions per game). Also, the Golden Grizzlies rank ninth in effective field goal percentage (0.533), while the Bulldogs rank 24th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.453).

Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Georgia Bulldogs Free Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Georgia, ATS Winner – Oakland, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Georgia ranks seventh in rebounds per game (40.2) while Oakland ranks 255th (34.3).
  • The Bulldogs rank seventh in blocks per game (5.0) while the Golden Grizzlies rank 96th (4.7).
  • Oakland ranks 120th in steals per game (6.0) while Georgia ranks 148th in steals allowed per game (6.2).
  • The Golden Grizzlies rank 17th in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while the Bulldogs rank 232nd (23.4).
  • Georgia averages 12.9 assists per game, which ranks 45th in the nation. Oakland ranks 215th in assists allowed per game (15.0).