Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/23/13
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (1-1) at Wisconsin Badgers (2-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles look to take down the #15 Wisconsin Badgers Saturday.
A youthful Oral Roberts is a question mark in the Southland with several young faces in the lineup and the to be expected growing pains. The growing pains were obvious in an 72-55 loss to St Louis as the Golden Eagles fell to 2-2 on the season. ORU held a three point lead at the break before the offense and defense fell apart in the second half. Both teams shot an identical 41.5% but the Billikens D forced 16 turnovers which turned in to 15 more looks. Shawn Glover tossed in a game high 18 points with DJ Jackson adding 12 while Brandon Conley chipped in with eight points and five boards.
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The Badgers are in the process of moving up the national rankings and haven't hurt themselves with a 5-0 jump out of the gate after knocking off Bowling Green 88-64. Wisky looks loaded once again with their ability to score defend with both playing a role versus the Falcons. The home team took a 16 point lead in to the half with 55% marksmanship leading the way while Bowling Green connected at 44%. Two areas decided this one with Wisconsin holding a 12-1 edge from beyond the arc and a 20-7 margin at the stripe. Ben Brust lead the Badgers with 19 points and six yanks with Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker adding 14 points each. Traevon Jackson tossed in 13 points with six boards while Josh Gasser chipped in with eleven points and six rebounds as all five starters reached DD in scoring.
The spread is rather large which is expected and my feeling is Wisconsin likely decides whether this is a cover or not. They were on the way to covering a 22 point spread versus Bowling Green rather easily before pulling back so take that in consideration...