Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Northeastern Huskies ATS Prediction


Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (4-5) visit Northeastern to take on the Huskies (4-5). Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Northeastern Huskies Betting Odds

Both teams lost a winnable game in their last game. The Huskies fell to the Boston University Terriers, 77-74, while the Golden Grizzlies were defeated by the Toledo Rockets, 87-86.

Oakland had a much better turnover percentage (3.9 vs. 17.6) while Northeastern did a terrific job of making free throws (18-24; 75.0 percent). Vasa Pusica played well for Northeastern, contributing 31 points and six assists. Oakland, meanwhile, rallied around Xavier Hill-Mais, who put up 30 points and nine rebounds.

Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams square off. Northeastern ranks 313th in possessions per game (67.1) and Oakland is 327th (70.9) dating back to last season.

Oakland at Northeastern Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Northeastern, ATS Winner – Oakland, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Northeastern averages 15.6 assists per game, which ranks 47th in the NCAA. Oakland ranks 272nd in assists allowed per game (15.0).
  • The Huskies average 6.6 steals per game, which ranks 111th in the NCAA. The Golden Grizzlies rank 168th in steals allowed per game (7.2).
  • Northeastern is 12th in the country with 17.6 three pointers allowed per game while Oakland is 13th with 18.9 three pointers allowed per game.
  • The Golden Grizzlies rank 91st in blocks per game (4.9) while the Huskies rank 235th (2.2).
  • Northeastern ranks 21st in rebounds allowed per game (31.2) while Oakland ranks 153rd (35.7).