Missouri State Bears vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles - 12/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (8-3) at Missouri State Bears (3-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm (JQH Arena)
The Line: Missouri State Bears +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will travel to play the Missouri State Bears in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
The Missouri State Bears are 3-6 and are coming off of a loss to Tulsa by a score of 70-61. Missouri State trailed by 10 points at halftime and could not comeback in the second half for their 6th loss of the season. Chris Kendrix had 17 points and 5 rebounds for Missouri State. Camyn Boone added 6 points and 8 rebounds for the Bears. Missouri State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 43-38 and had 9 assists in their defeat. Missouri State is averaging 69 points per game while giving up 73.7 points per game. Missouri State is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Chris Kendrix is averaging 13 points per game and 5 rebounds per game, while Camyn Boon is averaging 12.9 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game for Missouri State. Missouri State is shooting 69.3% on free throws, 28.8% on three-pointers, and 40.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are 8-3 and are coming off of a loss to Oklahoma by a score of 96-73. Oral Roberts only trailed by 5 points at halftime but got blown out in the second half of this game. Obi Emegano had 29 points and 3 rebounds for Oral Roberts. Brandon Conley added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Oral Roberts was out rebounded by a total of 36-35 and had 7 assists in their defeat. Oral Roberts is averaging 80.4 points per game while giving up 75.6 points per game. Oral Roberts is also averaging 39.5 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Obi Emegano is averaging 23.8 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game, while Jalen Bradley is averaging 10.5 points per game and 2.9 assists per game for Oral Roberts. Oral Roberts is shooting 73.9% on free throws, 39.1% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
Oral Roberts is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the Missouri Valley. The over is 4-1 in Oral Robert’s last 5 games. Missouri State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record. The under is 10-2 in Missouri State’s last 12 Wednesday games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Oral Roberts has started the season strong and played Oklahoma tough for the first half in their last game. Oral Roberts also has the much better offense and has a slight rebounding advantage. Even though they are on the road, I am picking Oral Roberts.