Looking to win big? The Mastodons and Golden Grizzlies face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Grizzlies are hosting the game at Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester, MI. The odds for this Horizon League conference game currently have Oakland as the -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 148 points.

PURDUE FORT WAYNE MASTODONS VS OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -3.5

This game will be played at Athletics Center O’rena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Golden Grizzlies.
  • Not only will Oakland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does Purdue Fort Wayne Stand a Chance on the Road?

As a team, Purdue Fort Wayne has gone 21-11 this season and they have won two straight games. In their last game, they were able to defeat Robert Morris by a score of 78-63.

On the road, the Mastodons have gone 8-6 this season, and over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 5-5. So far this season, the team has been an underdog in 11 games, going 5-6 in those matchups.

As the underdog, Purdue Fort Wayne has gone 5-5-1 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS record is 8-5-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mastodons are 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Purdue Fort Wayne games is 17-12. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 148. In their last three games, the average scoring total is exactly 148 points.

The Purdue Fort Wayne offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Robert Morris. They posted a field goal percentage of 49.2% and connected on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Quinton Morton-Robertson with 17 points. Jalen Jackson also added 16 points for the Mastodons.

Coming into today’s game, the Purdue Fort Wayne defense is giving up an average of 71.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.5 threes per game vs. Oakland. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.3%.

Are Oakland Ready for a Home Win?

At home this season, Oakland has been fantastic, going 10-4 with an average scoring margin of +5.3. Over their last ten games at home, they have gone 8-2. On the year, they have been favored in 19 games, going 14-5.

Coming into this game, Oakland has a record of 20-11, including a 14-5 mark in Horizon League play. They have gone 6-6 in non-conference games. In their last game, they defeated Detroit by a score of 75-70.

As the favorite this season, Oakland has gone 10-9 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Grizzlies have a 5-5 ATS record. At home, Oakland is 7-7 ATS this year and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 home games.

For the season, the over/under record in Oakland games is 17-13 and today’s line of 148 is close to the average over/under line of 147.3 in their games. Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

The Golden Grizzlies’ offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.3 points per contest. Blake Lampman was the leading scorer for the Golden Grizzlies, putting up 20 points. In addition, Trey Townsend contributed 18 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Oakland defense is giving up an average of 73.1 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Purdue Fort Wayne, the Oakland defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Oakland made 17 free-throws vs. the Golden Grizzlies.