Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (3-4) at Arkansas Razorbacks (6-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -19 -- Over/Under: 153 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and the Arkansas Razorbacks meet in college basketball action from Bud Walton Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will look to bounce back from a 79-65 loss to Oklahoma last time out. Max Abmas led the Golden Eagles with 20 points on 7 of 13 shooting with 4 threes along with a pair of steals while Kevin Obanor added 16 points along with a team-high 8 rebounds. Kareem Thompson chipped in 11 points with 3 threes to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Oral Roberts in the loss while Dmauria Jones added 6 rebounds as well in the loss for the Golden Eagles. Abmas leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and assists with an average of 21.2 points and 5 assists per game while Obanor leads the Golden Eagles in rebounding with 8.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Oral Roberts is averaging 83.9 points on 43.5% shooting from the field, 37.1% from behind the arc and 81.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 74.9 points on 39.5% shooting from the field and 34.2% from 3-point range this season.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will look to build on a 100-75 win over Central Arkansas last time out, improving to 6-0 on the year as a result. JD Notae led the Hogs with 22 points on 8 of 18 shooting with 4 threes and 6 assists while Jalen Tate and Desi Sills each had 17 points with Tate adding a team-high 11 assists for the double-double while Sills shot 7 of 12 with 3 steals. Moses Moody added 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 3 threes and 7 rebounds and Justin Smith chipped in 12 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Hogs in the winning effort. Connor Vanover added 9 points with 10 rebounds as well in the victory. Moody leads Arkansas in scoring with 18 points per game while Tate leads the Hogs in assists with 4.7 assists per game and Vanover leads Arkansas in rebounding with 9 rebounds pr game this season. As a team, Arkansas is averaging 91.3 points on 48.3% shooting from the field, 37.2% from 3-point range and 71.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 57.5 points on 33.9% shooting from the field and 28.2% from 3-point range this year.
Oral Roberts is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games while the over is 20-8 in their last 28 games following a loss. Arkansas is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win.
This line doesn’t seem as bad when you see some of the beatings that Arkansas has laid on the lesser teams on their schedule. However, the Razorbacks haven’t really been tested up to this point in the year, and while Oral Roberts are far from world-beaters, this is still an Oral Roberts team that’s hung around against the likes of Wichita State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State already this season and getting 19 points, even on the road, I think there’s value to taking them with Oral Roberts here.