Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Oral Roberts - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (1-7) at Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (2-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Jack Stephens Center)
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and Little Rock Trojans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jack Stephens Center.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles need a bounce back victory here to snap a rough seven-game losing streak. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 68.4 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 82.2 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Albert Owens is averaging 14.9 points and 5.5 rebounds while Austin Ruder is averaging 11.5 points and 2.3 assists. Emmanuel Nzekwesi is the third double-digit scorer and Sam Kearns is dishing 3.4 assists. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have lost seven straight road games.
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The Little Rock Trojans look for a third straight victory to rebound from a 2-5 record. The Little Rock Trojans are averaging 64.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Andre Jones is averaging 11.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while Jaizec Lottie is averaging 7.1 points and 2.7 assists. Oliver Black is dishing 1.3 assists and Ben Marcus is grabbing two rebounds. The Little Rock Trojans are shooting 27.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Little Rock Trojans are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Little Rock Trojans have split their last eight home games.
The Golden Eagles are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Trojans are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Neither one of these teams have done much winning outright, but the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have more of an excuse considering they've played road games against Penn State, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Kansas State. Little Rock has some losses to bad teams and simply can't put together any sort of consistent offense. I wouldn't touch this game personally with much better options on a loaded Saturday card, but if forced to pick, I'd take my two free buckets with the road team. Oral Roberts is more battle tested at this point.