Oakland vs. Green Bay - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland vs. Green Bay - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Golden Grizzlies (14-18) at Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix (16-15)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Resch Center)

The Line: Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix -3.5 -- Over/Under: 155 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Grizzlies (14-18, 8-10 CONF) and the Green Bay Phoenix (16-15, 11-7 CONF) will meet on Thursday, March 5th for a Horizon League Conference Tournament Quarterfinal match. The game will be played at 8:00 PM eastern time and will be at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon, WI. 

Oakland played Cleveland State in the first round of the Horizon League conference tournament, in which they won 80-59. That convincing win gives them a date with a Green Bay team that was awarded a bye in the first round of the tournament. Oakland and Green Bay just played on February 23rd in a game where Oakland was victorious at home in double-overtime. 

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Oakland scores 68.0 points per game on 43.0 percent field goal shooting this season. Oakland’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Xavier Hill-Mais, who scores 17.0 points per game and earns 8.3 rebounds per game. Oakland allows 69.5 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -1.5 scoring differential so far this season. Oakland also earns 36.3 rebounds, 13.7 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 5.8 steals per game as a team. 

Green Bay scores 82.2 points per game on 46.1 percent field goal shooting this season. Green Bay’s leading scorer and rebounder is G JayQuan McCloud, who scores 17.4 points per game and earns 5.1 rebounds per game. Green Bay allows 80.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +1.6 scoring differential so far this season. Green Bay also earns 36.3 rebounds, 16.4 assists, 3.3 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game as a team. 

Oakland is 17-13-1 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Oakland is also 9-5-1 against the spread at on the road so far this season. Green Bay is 14-14-1 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Green Bay is also 3-8-1 against the spread at home so far this season.

The line has not been released for this game yet, therefore I will make my final score prediction and update this article tomorrow morning. In conference tournaments, dangerous offenses can be difficult to stop, especially when that offense is playing in front of the home crowd. Green Bay can and should put up a good amount of points in this one. It should be a close game for a while, but I like Green Bay to pull away in the end. Green Bay 78-71. 

UPDATE: With the line being released, I like Green Bay against the spread. Green Bay's offense should be too much for Oakland and I think they can cover the 3.5 points. 

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Ronald’s Pick Green Bay -3.5

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