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Oral Roberts vs. New Mexico State - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Mexico State Aggies (4-5) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (2-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Mabee Center)

The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The New Mexico State Aggies and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles play Saturday at the Mabee Center.

The New Mexico State Aggies have split their last six games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, New Mexico State is averaging 71.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 66.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Remi Barry leads the Aggies with 13.9 points and 4.8 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds. DK Eldridge is averaging 10.9 points and Ian Baker is shooting 35.1 percent from the field. The New Mexico State Aggies are an above-average offensive team that’s shooting 67 percent from the free throw line and 34.3 percent from beyond the arc. However, the Aggies are missing their second-leading scorer in Daniel Mullings. Defensively, New Mexico State is forcing 14.7 turnovers and holding teams to 28.1 percent shooting from deep.

Oral Roberts vs. New Mexico State - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have lost four of their last five and play their first game in nearly two weeks. On the season, Oral Roberts is averaging 60.8 points on 35.5 percent shooting and is allowing 67.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Obi Emegano leads the Golden Eagles with 16.5 points and six rebounds while Korey Billbury is averaging 14.2 points and seven rebounds. Denell Henderson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds per game and Bobby Word is shooting 35.7 percent from the field. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are one of the worst offensive teams in the country, shooting just 26.9 percent from beyond the arc and averaging 12 turnovers per game. Defensively, Oral Roberts is forcing 13.2 turnovers and holding teams to 38.7 percent shooting from deep.

The Aggies are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. 

I just can't bring myself to laying chalk with one of the worst offensive teams in the country against a New Mexico State team that has multiple double-digit scorers. Look for the Aggies to pick up the victory outright. 

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New Mexico State +3

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