Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles NCAAB Betting Picks and Prediction for Friday, December 8, 2023

Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles – This NCAA Men’s Basketball game between Oakland Golden Grizzlies and Eastern Michigan Eagles promises to be an epic battle, as both sides have proven themselves ahead of this matchup. Fans and bettors should tune-in; bettors in search of NCAAB free picks should especially pay attention as there may be several promising picks from either team in this contest.

Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles

Date & Time: Friday, December 8, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET

Location: George Gervin GameAbove Center


Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Odds

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Oakland Golden Grizzlies Analysis

Oakland Golden Grizzlies’ success this season can be directly tied to their dynamic offensive strategy, especially their fast-paced play that utilizes quick transitions and 33% three-point shooting accuracy from beyond the arc. However, their heavy reliance on perimeter shooting may decrease scoring potential on nights when off nights from three point range occur.

Defensively, the Grizzlies could use some improvements. Their opponents frequently exploit this weakness to score at high percentages in the paint; yet their ability to generate steals (an average 6.8 per game) showcases their agility and anticipatory skills on defense. They must balance an aggressive defensive style with disciplined play to avoid fouls that create easy scoring opportunities for their opponent Eagles.

Trey Townsend provides the Grizzlies with an unparalleled combination of skill and athleticism as a forward. His versatility allows him to contribute across several aspects of the game from scoring to rebounding to playmaking – as well as his defensive prowess being key in mitigating some of Eagles key scorers’ impactful plays on defense. As always, Townsend will undoubtedly play a vital role in this matchup’s outcome! His leadership on court and performance on it are also absolutely critical factors!

Eastern Michigan Eagles Analysis

Eastern Michigan Eagles have displayed outstanding balance in their gameplay, combining an effective offensive strategy with solid defensive fundamentals. Their offensive strategy centers around efficient shot selection as evidenced by their higher field goal percentage compared to Memphis Grizzlies; further extending to their free throw shooting (64.4% average); however they often struggle with three point accuracy which could stymie them against stronger opposition like Memphis.

Defensively, the Eagles hold an advantage against the Grizzlies in terms of shot blocking and interior defense, boasting an average 2.1 block rate per game to effectively challenge shots and block attempts from three point range. Their defensive strategy should focus on restricting three point shots taken by Memphis from outside while forcing tougher, contested three point attempts from within; yet managing their fast-paced offense without becoming involved in high scoring games may prove more of a challenge than anticipated.

Tyson Acuff plays an integral part of the Eagles’ success as their guard. Averaging 22.8 points per game, his scoring ability poses a constant threat against Grizzlies defense; his efficiency with his shooting, particularly from distance is proof of his skill and decision-making on court; therefore his performance this matchup will not only determine scoring ability but also in maintaining offensive rhythm for their squad.

Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Against the Spread

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have been impressively consistent against the spread, going 4-for-1 over their last five games against it and with perfect road records against it, especially noteworthy given how often this team must perform beyond expectations away from home. This speaks volumes for their ability to perform beyond expectations while competing at away matches.

Eastern Michigan Eagles have also fared well against the spread, winning 3 of their last 5 matches while going 3-1 against it overall. Unfortunately for betting decisions regarding this matchup however, their home performance has been less consistent, as none of their last 2 home games went over in total – something which may factor into decisions regarding who to bet against in terms of total game over/under totals.

Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Eastern Michigan Eagles. Their slightly better defensive record and home advantage could be the deciding factors.

Spread: Oakland Golden Grizzlies. Given their impressive record against the spread, especially in road games, they are a strong pick.

Total: Over. Both teams have shown they can score, and the game could turn into a high-scoring affair.

Predicted Score: Eastern Michigan Eagles 75, Oakland Golden Grizzlies 72.

Overall, while the Eagles may hold the edge when it comes to moneyline betting at online sportsbooks in Canada, Canadian bettors might benefit most by selecting the Grizzlies against the spread as their consistent outperformance in away games makes them an appealing pick in this exciting NCAA Men’s Basketball matchup.