Oral Roberts vs. South Dakota State - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (14-5) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (11-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Mabee Center)
The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles play Thursday night at the Mabee Center.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 74.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Deondre Parks is averaging 17 points and five rebounds while George Marshall is averaging 14.7 points and 2.8 assists. Mike Daum is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Reed Tellinghuisen is dishing 1.1 assists. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. South Dakota State is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.4 turnovers per game. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have split their last 14 road games.
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles need a win after splitting their last six games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 75.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Obi Emegano is averaging 22.8 points and 4.3 rebounds while Jalen Bradley is averaging 9.8 points and 2.2 assists. Albert Owens is grabbing five rebounds and Aaron Anderson is dishing 2.9 assists. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. Oral Roberts is allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.9 turnovers per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Jackrabbits are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games. The Golden Eagles are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
It seems like Oral Roberts has gotten back on track with three straight wins, and the Golden Eagles still have a winning record despite spending a ton of time on the road. While South Dakota State has proven itself away from home, I like the Golden Eagles in this matchup. I'll side with the home team getting its fourth straight win.