The Western Michigan Broncos (4-4) will be at home in University Arena in Read Fieldhouse when they meet the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (4-4). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Western Michigan Broncos ATS Preview
In the Golden Grizzlies’ last contest, they lost a close one to the Toledo Rockets, 65-63. Oakland’s Daniel Oladapo contributed 12 points and nine rebounds in the contest. Toledo’s 0.189 free throw rate was their largest strength over Oakland, who had a rate of 0.107. The Rockets’ mark was below their season average of 0.259, while the Golden Grizzlies’ was below their season average of 0.296.
The Broncos are trying to rebound after their 59-55 loss to the Seattle Redhawks in their last matchup. Brandon Johnson was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Seattle’s turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Western Michigan. The Redhawks had a rate of 10.9 (better than their season average of 14.8), while the Broncos posted a mark of 16.6.
The Broncos won the only contest against the Golden Grizzlies last season, 85-77. The Broncos dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.403 and a great offensive rebounding percentage of 31.6. For those same stats, the Golden Grizzlies were 0.254 and 22.9, respectively.
Dating back to last season, Western Michigan has done a solid job of getting to the free throw line. They rank 31st in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.275), but Oakland has been among the best in the nation at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 41st by allowing a FTA rate of 0.184).
Oakland at Western Michigan Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Western Michigan, ATS Winner – Western Michigan, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Golden Grizzlies rank 205th in steals per game (6.0) while the Broncos rank 290th (4.8).
Oakland ranks 196th in blocks per game (2.9) while Western Michigan ranks 235th (2.5).
Oakland ranks 15th in assists per game (16.5) while Western Michigan ranks 282nd (11.5).
The Broncos rank 86th in rebounds per game (37.3) while the Golden Grizzlies rank 255th (33.7).
Oakland averages 23.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 119th in the country. Western Michigan ranks 246th in three pointers allowed per game (23.8).