Oral Roberts vs. Nebraska-Omaha - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (4-11) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (4-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Mabee Center)
The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles host the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks in a Summit League college basketball tilt.
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks are in a rebuilding mode and their 4-11 record tells that story. Nebraska Omaha has been playing their best basketball with wins in three of four following an 84-71 win versus the Montana State Bobcats as 2.5 point underdog. The Mavericks took a 13 point lead in to the break and traded baskets the rest of the way behind a 58.5%-36.6% shooting edge.
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Nebraska Omaha saw Zach Jackson explode for 25 points, nine rebounds and four steals on 9-11 from the floor with JT Gibson adding 18 points, three yanks and four assists on 7-14 accuracy. Lamar Wofford-Humphrey gave the Mavericks 15 points and four pulls on 7-11 from the field while Matt Pile scored ten points and posted five boards on 4-5.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are hoping to make an impact in the Summit League but the team needs a reversal in fortune with a 4-11 record staring at them. Oral Roberts has dropped back to back contests following a 77-63 loss at the Minnesota Golden Gophers as a 22 point road dog. ORU held a slight 39.4%-38.1% shooting edge but Minnesota won with a 23-8 edge at the stripe.
Chris Miller was the Golden Eagles top offensive option with 18 points and six pulls on 9-15 from the floor. Oral Roberts received ten points each from RJ Fuqua and Emmanuel Nzekwesi with Nzekwesi hauling in 15 rebounds while Sam Kearns and Javan White chipped in with eight points apiece.
Nebraska Omaha are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. Summit and under is 8-2 in Nebraska Omaha last 10 overall and over is 16-5 in Nebraska Omaha last 21 Saturday games. Over is 10-1 in Oral Roberts last 11 home games and over is 7-2 in Oral Roberts last 9 Saturday games and over is 12-4 in Oral Roberts last 16 vs. Summit.
Nebraska Omaha is a far cry from the team we saw a year ago so the question is whether Oral Roberts is a lot better or just about even with the Mavericks…