The Golden Grizzlies and Musketeers are set to face off at 6:30 ET on FS1. The Musketeers will host the game at Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 151 points, and the Musketeers are favored to win at home against the Golden Grizzlies.
OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES VS XAVIER MUSKETEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oakland Golden Grizzlies +13.5
This game will be played at Cintas Center at 6:30 ET on Monday, November 27th.
WHY BET THE OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Musketeers.
- Even though we have Xavier winning straight-up, we like Oakland at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Does Oakland Have What it Takes on the Road?
Today marks the 7th game of the season for Oakland, who currently have a record of 3-3. If they win today, they will have a .500 road record, which is currently 1-2. Against the spread, Oakland has a current record of 3-3 this season. Over their last five games, the team has gone 5-0 vs. the spread.
So far, Oakland’s games have averaged 144.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 147.6 points. The Golden Grizzlies have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 76 points per game.
Oakland’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 78 points against Marshall. They had an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 9/14 free throws. Offensively, the Golden Grizzlies have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 253rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 160th in percentage and 101st in three-pointers made.
Oakland’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Marshall, the Thundering Herd finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 71 points vs. Oakland.
Can the Musketeers Live Up to the Hype at Home?
After playing six games, Xavier has a record of 4-2. In their previous five home games, which includes last year, Xavier has a 1-4 record at home. Heading into their game against Oakland, Xavier holds an ATS record of 3-3. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.
After six games, Xavier has an over/under record of 2-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 144 points per game so far. In the Musketeers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 82 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
Xavier is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 100 points vs. Bryant. This figure is more than their season average of 77.3 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Desmond Claude, who holds an average of 15.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Quincy Olivari is averaging 13.8 points per game this season.
Xavier’s defense has been playing well, ranking 76th nationally, with 66.7 points allowed per game. Xavier’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Bryant offense to knock down 55% of their shots on their way to putting up 75 points.