Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Northern Kentucky Norse 1/6/23 – College Basketball Pick & Prediction




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College basketball action is set to take place on 1/6/23 and it will feature Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Northern Kentucky Norse. The game is set to take place at Truist Arena in Highland Heights, Kentucky. The game starts at 7:00 PM EST and should be on ESPN+.

Oakland heads to Northern Kentucky in this game here. The Golden Grizzlies are sitting on a dismal 4-11 record overall, but are sitting at 2-2 in the Horizon Conference this year. Oakland in their last 5 games have posted a 2-3 record, but the last game for the Golden Grizzlies ended up being an 81-65 win over Green Bay.

Golden Grizzlies Offense

The offense for Oakland has ended up getting a total of 73.1 points per game while nailing down 43.2% of the shots. Oakland has managed to get a 127 offensive rebounds on the year. Passing for Oakland is not that bad with 12.4 assists per game. Trey Townsend Eddy is the leader for the Golden Grizzlies offense with 38 offensive boards on the year, but also has a total of 16.6 points per game. Jalen Moore has managed to get 6 assists per game on the year. From the charity stripe Oakland is 188/259. Behind the three point line Oakland has ended up getting 119/383 shots to fall.

Golden Grizzlies Defense

Defensively the Golden Grizzlies have allowed a total of 77.7 points per game. Oakland has managed to get 2.5 blocks per game while picking up 6.7 steals per game. As a team Oakland has pulled down 344 defensive rebounds. The leader in the rebounding overall for Oakland is Keaton Hervey who has 89 defensive boards, but averages a combined rebounding total of 7.7 boards per game. Blake Lampman has managed to get a total of 1.7 steals per game. The Golden Grizzlies have seen Trey Townsend get a total of 1 block per game.

The Northern Kentucky Norse are heading here with a 9-6 record overall and have a 4-0 Horizon Conference record. In their last 5 games the Norse have managed to pick up a 4-1 mark so far. The last game the Norse took to the court in ended up being a 55-42 win in a low scoring affair against IUPUI.

Norse Offense

The offense for Northern Kentucky has managed to get a total of 66.3 points per game while shooting at a clip of 42.5% at the time. Northern Kentucky has ended up getting 13.3 assists per game. The offensive rebounding for the Norse is coming in with a total of 172 boards. The leader for the Norse in rebounding department offensively is Chris Brandon with 54 offensive boards. Marques Warrick has been the leader for Northern Kentucky with 19.4 points per game. The passing leader is Xavier Rhodes with 3.5 assists per game. The charity stripe for the Norse has not been that good landing only 165/258 shots. From the three point line the Norse are 108/320.

Norse Defense

Defensively Northern Kentucky has been playing decent and has allowed only 63.5 points per game. The Norse are getting 2.5 blocks and 9.4 steals per game on the year so far. The defense for Northern Kentucky has pulled down 329 rebounds total, but the leader for the Norse is Chris Brandon as well with 90 boards on the defensive glass. The leader for rebounding is Chris Brandon who has ended up getting 9.6 boards per game, but the steal leader is Sam Vinson with 2.7 steals per game. The blocks leader for the Buckeyes is Imanuel Zorgvol who has managed to get a total of 0.9 blocks per game.

Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Northern Kentucky Norse Odds: Golden Grizzlies +1.5, Norse -1.5

Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Northern Kentucky Norse Moneyline: Boilermakers , Buckeyes

Over/Under Odds: 142.5

Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Northern Kentucky Norse Pick: Northern Kentucky Norse , Under 142.5

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This game is one that will see the struggling Oakland team continue to have issues. The Golden Grizzlies offense is not good at pressure and have been throwing up a lot of shots that should not have been taken. Look for those shots to continue in this game here as the Norse have a great defense that has smothered a lot of teams offenses. That is what will allow the Norse to get the win locked down in this game here, but also for the Norse to keep the total in this game on the under as the defense is what will win this game. Still, I do like the Norse to end up covering the spread in this game.

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