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Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Oakland Grizzlies Betting Preview

Oakland GrizzliesSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Jan 19, 9:00 PM | Centrum Arena

Oakland Grizzlies vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds


The Thunderbirds will be trying to slam the Oakland Grizzlies on Thursday when the teams tip off at Centrum Arena in college betting action.

The Grizzlies will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 5-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Thunderbirds are 8-5-1 ATS. Oakland is 9-3 against the total, while Southern Utah is 6-6-1 versus the number.

View Oakland vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Thunderbirds as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunderbirds rated this week at No. 241 and the Grizzlies sitting at No. 233. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-73 result in favor of the Thunderbirds.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Utah's No. 159-ranked offense, averaging 69.1 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 338 at 79.8 PPG. The Thunderbirds field goal percentage has averaged 49.7% so far, more than the Grizzlies marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 311-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.6 points per game. Southern Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 158 nationally in scoring at home.

Oakland was a 96-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Oakland got 30 points from Reggie Hamilton en route to a 96-86 victory over IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

Southern Utah was a 65-55 winner in its last match on the road against Western Illinois. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Damon Heuir scored 22 points leading the Thunderbirds to a 65-55 victory over Western Illinois at Western Hall on Saturday.

Next up:
Oakland at Oral Roberts, Saturday, January 21
Southern Utah home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, January 21