Expect a fast-paced game when the Detroit Titans (7-18, 3-9 Hor), 14-point underdogs, visit Oakland to play the Golden Grizzlies (15-10, 7-5 Hor). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 166.5 points and it can be seen on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Detroit Titans at Oakland Golden Grizzlies Betting Odds
In their last game, the Golden Grizzlies were victorious over the IUPUI Jaguars, 82-74, while the Titans lost to the UIC Flames, 78-69.
Oakland dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.463 (above their season average of 0.278) and a turnover percentage of 11.6 (better than their season average of 16.3). For those same stats, IUPUI was 0.219 and 14.8, respectively. Detroit, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (14.5 vs. 16.8). Oakland was lifted by Jalen Hayes, who finished with 21 points. Meanwhile, Josh McFolley had a good outing for Detroit, contributing 30 points, six steals and five rebounds.
There could be plenty of transition offense in this showdown that showcases a pair of the nation’s more fast-paced teams. Oakland currently ranks 27th in possessions per game (74.0) and Detroit is 12th (75.7).
Of the Titans’ 23 games with betting action, 12 have finished under the total. Detroit holds records of 7-18 straight up (SU) and 9-13-1 against the spread (ATS).
Vegas has been spot on when setting the O/U total of Golden Grizzlies games, with an even split between overs and unders. Oakland has a solid 15-10 SU record, but they struggle covering the spread (7-15 ATS).
In their first matchup this season, Kendrick Nunn led the Golden Grizzlies to a 92-86 win. He was the game’s leading scorer with 38 points. Oakland was unable to cover as a 9-point favorite and the two teams combined for 178 points, which was over the projected point total of 172. Oakland’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Golden Grizzlies had 10 offensive rebounds and 37 total rebounds, while the Titans had four and 28, respectively.
Oakland averages 17.6 assists per game, which ranks 11th in the NCAA. Detroit ranks 256th in assists allowed per game (16.6).
The Golden Grizzlies rank 23rd in blocks per game (5.1) while the Titans rank 175th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
Detroit ranks 95th in steals per game (6.6) while Oakland ranks 202nd in steals allowed per game (7.5).
The Golden Grizzlies rank 30th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while the Titans rank 217th (23.5).
Oakland averages 36.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 125th in the nation. Detroit ranks 281st in rebounds allowed per game (39.2).
Detroit is 4-8 ATS on the road, while Oakland is 2-7 ATS at home.
The Titans have 6 overs and 6 unders in 12 road games.
The Golden Grizzlies have 6 overs and 3 unders in 9 home games.
The Titans are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Golden Grizzlies are 1-4.
In their last five games, Detroit has 4 unders and 1 over, while Oakland has 3 unders and 2 overs.
During their last five games, the Titans have scored an average of 65.6 points per game (12.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.8 points per game (7.4 below their season average).
The Golden Grizzlies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.6, down from 1.8 for the season.