Oakland at Wright State: 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Oakland at Wright State: 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Wright State Raiders (18-13) vs Oakland Golden Grizzlies (20-11)

Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Ervin J. Nutter Center)

Betting Odds: Wright State Raiders +2.5 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies and Wright State Raiders face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Nutter Center. When these two teams faced off on February 18th it was Wright State that won 78-74. 

Grant Basile was the top player for Wright State scoring 26 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Guard Jalen Moore was the top player for Oakland scoring 20 points. 

Oakland comes into this game with a 20-11 record overall and they have won two games in a row. In the first game of the Horizon League tournament, the defense was strong and that led to the 70-58 victory. In each of the last two games the defense has been good and they are going to need the defense to be good. Oakland is averaging 74.9 points while their defense is giving up 68.7 points per game. Forward Jamal Cain has been the top player for Oakland averaging 20.1 points while shooting 49.2 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from behind the three-point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Wright State Raiders who sit with an 18-13 record overall and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Robert Morris, the defense gave up only 61 points and that led to the 10 point victory. Wright State is averaging 75.4 points while their defense is giving up 71.5 points per game. Tanner Holden has been the top player for Wright State averaging 19.9 points while shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Oakland is 2-11 against the spread in their last 13 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Wright State’s last five games. The under is 4-1 in Oakland’s last five games following an against-the-spread loss. Oakland is 0-6 against the spread in their last six road games. 

Oakland’s defense has been strong each of their last two games, and they are going to find success again in this game on that side of the ball. Look for Oakland’s defense to lock down and that will be the difference as they cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Oakland -2.5

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