Oral Roberts vs. Nebraska-Omaha - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oral Roberts vs. Nebraska-Omaha - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (16-15) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (16-13)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)

The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -4.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5

TV: ESPN+

The Omaha Mavericks and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet Sunday in the college basketball Summit Tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

The Omaha Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 74.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. KJ Robinson is averaging 15.3 points and 2.1 rebounds while JT Gibson is averaging 13.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. Matt Pile is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Thornhill is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Omaha Mavericks are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Omaha Mavericks have lost five of their last seven non-home games.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 80.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Emmanuel Nzekwesi is averaging 17.1 points and 10.2 rebounds while Deondre Burns is averaging 15.3 points and 3.9 rebounds. Max Abmas is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Obanor is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have lost four straight non-home games.

The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are clearly playing the better basketball entering this contest, which includes 48.6 percent shooting from the field and 41.7 percent shooting from deep. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have won five of the last six meetings against Omaha and are 4-1 against the spread when a favorite of less than five points. The Omaha Mavericks are also just 5-8-1 against the spread this season in the underdog role. I'll lay the reasonable number with the red hot Golden Eagles.

Randy’s Pick Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.