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(21-5) Valparaiso Crusaders vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies (19-7)
2017 NCAA Basketball – Horizon
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue:Athletics Center Orena, Oakland, Michigan
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Oakland -1
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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The biggest game of Friday nights games is taking place in Oakland Michigan.
It’s a match up between the top two teams in the Horizon League.
This is the second match up between the two teams this year. Oakland won the first match up 78-66.
The Valparaiso Crusaders have had a very good season up to this point. They come into this game with a 21-5 record and sit in first place in the Horizon League.
They have a two games lead over Oakland, so even if they lose this game they still have a good chance to win the leagues regular season title.
The Crusaders average 75.8 points per game well only giving up 68.5 points per game.
The Crusaders are led by Senior Forward Alec Peters. He averages 23.1 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
For the Crusaders to win they need to get off to a hot start, led by Alec Peters. They got down big in the last match up and ended up not having enough time to make a comeback. I expect to see the Crusaders hit some open shots to try and get the crowd out of it.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies need to win this game to have any chance to win the league title.
The Grizzlies come into this game with a record of 19-7 and sit in 2nd place in the Horizon League. They come into this game having won four straight games.
Oakland averages 77 points per game well shooting 44.5 percent from the field. On the defensive side they give up 70.5 points and opponents shoot a little over 40 percent from the field.
The Golden Grizzlies are led by Martez Walker. He averages 16.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
For Oakland to win they need to get off to the fast start. They are at home and they need the crowd behind them in this key game.
If they open up hitting a few shots they could make it very tough on Valparaiso.
CBB Betting Trends:
- VALP are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
- Under is 9-4 in OAK last 13 home games.
- Under is 16-7-1 in OAK last 24 overall.
- OAK are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Free Valparaiso Crusaders vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies NCAAB Prediction:
This game could go either way and I expect a very close battle.
I think Oakland will win because of the home crowd.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Oakland -1
I think they win in a very close high scoring game.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 77 – Valparaiso 75
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