NCAA hoops odds preview - Oakland vs. Ohio
Oakland Grizzlies vs Ohio Bobcats Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Ohio University Convocation Center Saturday as host Ohio looks to handle the Oakland Grizzlies in NCAA hoops action.
The Grizzlies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 4-2 ATS. Oakland is 1-1 on the totals; Ohio is 0-1-1.
The Bobcats were listed as 16-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 168 (Bobcats) and the No. 160 (Grizzlies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-67 result in favor of the Bobcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 290 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.9 per game. That compares with Ohio’s No. 320 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio is college basketball's No. 24-ranked team at 8.5 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 203 with 5.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oakland owns the country's No. 279-rated mark, allowing 77.4 points per game on the highway. Ohio, on the other hand, rates No. 114 in scoring at home.
Oakland won its last outing, an 88-77 result against Rochester College on December 6. Travis Bader poured in a team-high 32 points for Oakland on Thursday, as they defeated Rochester College 88-77 at Athletics Center.
Ohio was an 84-58 loser in its last match on the road against Memphis. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Ohio was run off the court by the Tigers on Wednesday as Memphis routed them 84-58 at FedExForum.
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Winthrop are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3
A few Grizzlies at Bobcats trends to consider:
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Oakland home to Valparaiso, Monday, December 17
Ohio home to Winthrop, Saturday, December 15