Oral Roberts vs. Santa Barbara - 3/18/15 CBI Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Barbara Gauchos (19-13) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (18-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Mabee Center)
The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles play in the CBI at the Mabee Center.
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven. On the season, UC Santa Barbara is averaging 67 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 64.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Alan Williams is averaging 17.2 points and 11.9 rebounds while Michael Bryson is averaging 14 points and 4.7 rebounds. John Green is the third double-digit scorer and Zalmico Harmon is dishing 3.5 assists. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have four players averaging at least 9.7 points, and they’re shooting 74 percent from the line and 37.1 percent from deep. Defensively, UC Santa Barbara is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles look for a win after winning five of their last eight. On the season, Oral Roberts is averaging 67.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting and is allowing 69.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Obi Emegano is averaging 18.2 points and 4.7 rebounds while Denell Henderson is averaging 8.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. Bobby Word is grabbing 2.4 rebounds and Aaron Young is dishing 1.8 assists. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have four players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 71.5 percent from the line and 34.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Oral Roberts is allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in four straight games.
The Gauchos are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Oral Roberts isn't deep offensively without Korey Billbury on the court. I like the Gauchos to get the win and the cover of the small chalk.