Detroit vs Oakland Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Oakland (19-11) vs Detroit (1-29)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 6:00 pm (OU Credit Union O'rena)

Betting Odds: Oakland -17.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Mercy Titans will play the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in a Horizon League game on Saturday night at OU Credit Union O’rena in Rochester, Michigan. Detroit Mercy only has one win on the season, while Oakland has won four of their last five games. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Detroit Mercy vs Oakland prediction. 

Detroit Mercy Preview

The Detroit Mercy Titans are 1-29 (1-18) this season after they lost to Youngstown State by a score of 69-55 in their last game. Detroit Mercy trailed 33-19 at the half, but they did play much better in the second half in the loss. The Titans shot 34.4% from the field and were -2 in rebounding margin in the game. Detroit Mercy only has one win on the season, which came against IUPUI by a score of 81-66. The Titans are scoring 65.4 points per game with 29.6 rebounds per game and 10.4 assists per game, while allowing 80.3 points against per game this year. Jayden Stone is averaging 20.5 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Detroit Mercy is shooting 41.7% from the field, 72.9% on free throws, and 27.2% on three pointers this season. 

Oakland Preview

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 19-11 (14-5) this year after they lost to Wright State by a score of 96-75 in their last game. Oakland led 38-37 at halftime, but they were out scored 59-37 in the second half in the loss. The Golden Grizzlies shot 41.5% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the game. Oakland had won the previous four games against Robert Morris, IUPUI, PFW, and Wright State. The Golden Grizzlies are scoring 76.4 points per game with 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, while giving up 73.2 points against per game this season. Trey Townsend is averaging 16.6 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. Oakland is shooting 44.9% from the field, 75.1% on free throws, and 35% on three pointers this year. 

Detroit Mercy vs Oakland Betting Prediction

Oakland comes into this matchup leading the Horizon League standings by a slim margin over Youngstown State, but they are coming off of a loss to Wright State in their last game. The Golden Grizzlies are scoring over 76 points per game and they should have a huge day against this Detroit Mercy defense. The Titans only have one win on the season and they are allowing over 80 points against per game this year. Oakland is the much better team in this matchup and they have something to play for, while Detroit Mercy is just trying to get to the end of the season. Take Oakland to win big at home. 

David’s Pick Oakland -17.5

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