Detroit vs. Oral Roberts - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (5-7) at Detroit Titans (6-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Calihan Hall)
The Line: Detroit Titans -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and Detroit Titans play Tuesday night at the Calihan Hall.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have lost three of their last four games and are playing in their seventh true road game. On the season, Oral Roberts is averaging 62.9 points on 37.9 percent shooting and is allowing 69.5 points on 45 percent shooting. Obi Emegano is averaging 14.9 points and 4.8 rebounds while Korey Billbury is averaging 13.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Denell Henderson is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Bobby Word is shooting 35.6 percent from the field. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are a struggling offensive team that has just four players averaging at least five points while they’re shooting 71 percent from the free throw line and 29.9 percent from deep as a team. Defensively, Oral Roberts is forcing 12.2 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 35 percent from downtown.
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The Detroit Titans have lost four straight games and are playing for the first time in a week. On the season, Detroit is averaging 65.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting and is allowing 70.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Juwan Howard Jr. is averaging 18.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while Paris Bass is averaging 11.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Anton Wilson is the third player averaging double-digit points and Brandan Kearney is shooting 47.3 percent from the field. The Detroit Titans are a decent offensive team with five players averaging at least 5.6 points while they’re shooting 72.8 percent from the line and 37.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Detroit is forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 30.6 percent from deep. Detroit has just a combined 119 points in its last two games.
The Golden Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games following a S.U. win. The Titans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
The Detroit Titans have to get a win here before things get too out of hand. Detroit has the better athletes than Oral Roberts, and the Golden Eagles don't have enough offensive friepower to hang with 40 minutes. Look for the Titanns to win and cover the small number.