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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies head to Florida to face the Delaware Blue Hens from Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee on Friday evening. Both teams began their seasons with convincing routs.
Oakland University thrash Goshen CollegLast game
The Golden Grizzlies made a strong start to their season, putting away the Goshen College Maple Leafs 94-66. It was a decent beginning to a season that could be very challenging for the Golden Grizzlies going forward.
Daniel Oladapo started with a double-double, with 21 points and 12 rebounds. He also added five assists. Brad Brechting managed 21 points as well. Xavier Hill chipped in with 15 points and 8 boards for the Golden Grizzlies.
A good start was needed for the Golden Grizzlies. They will continue to depend on Oladapo and Brechting from an offensive perspective. They conceded just 25 points in the first half, but their defense let up in the second, conceding 41.
Michigan ✈️ Florida ☀️🌴
— Oakland Basketball (@OaklandMBB) November 8, 2019
Delaware begin season with a routLast game
The Blue Hens began the season in sparkling fashion, cruising past the Bridgewater Eagles 97-51. The game was done by the half, as Delaware raced to a 55-26 lead. Their offense let up in the second half, but defense didn't.
Justyn Mutts managed a double-double, going for 23 points and 13 rebounds. In his debut for Delaware, Mutts finished 9 of 12 from the field, a high 75%. Ryan Allen hit six three-pointers to finish with 21 points. The Blue Hens had 25 assists, Kevin Anderson had nine of those.
It's too early to sample efficiency of personnel or the team. But sprightly was the right way to describe Delaware's start. Their offense put up 55 points in the first 20 minutes of the season, a sign that their players are ready.
— Delaware Men’s Basketball (@DelawareMBB) November 6, 2019
Trends found on covers.com are Delaware Blue Hens:
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies are:
- No key trends
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
It's basically a pick 'em situation here. Both teams started their seasons with big wins. There isn't much to suggest that either team holds an edge, but Delaware will take plenty of confidence from them maintaining their defensive consistency over a period of 40 minutes.
Prediction: Delaware Blue Hens +1
Full-Game Total Pick
Again, both teams started against sub-par opponents. Their offenses will be tested in this game. Early in a season, you would expect some rust even in the best offensive players. The efficiency rate from the field and from distance will stay low and improve as the season progresses, but for now, the under might be a safe bet.
Prediction: Under 145