North Dakota Fighting Hawks (2-9) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (5-5)
College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Mabee Center)
The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -10.5 -- Over/Under: 148 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Mabee Center on Friday night.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will look to bounce back after suffering a 77-53 loss to UMKC last time out, falling to 2-9 on the year as a result. Filip Rebraca comes in as North Dakota’s lone double-digit scorer, leading the Hawks with 16.5 PPG while also leading the team in rebounding with 6.4 RPG this season. Caleb Nero is 2nd in scoring with just 9 PPG while Mitchell Sueker has 7 PPG and 4.4 RPG and Tyree Ihenacho has 6.9 PPG along with 5.2 RPG and a team-high 3.9 APG this season. As a team, North Dakota is averaging 60.9 PPG on 40.5% shooting from the field, 28.1% from 3-point range and 66.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 71.5 PPG on 48.6% shooting from the field and 34.5% from 3-point range this season.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will look to add to their 5-5 mark on the year after picking up an 86-75 win over Omaha in their last matchup. Max Abmas leads ORU in scoring and in assists with 22.2 PPG as well as 4.6 APG with 2 steals per game while Kevin Obanor is 2nd on the team in scoring and tops in rebounding with 21.2 PPG and 9.4 RPG this season. Justin Lovvorn has 11 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Oral Roberts heading into this matchup with North Dakota. As a team, Oral Robert is averaging 84.4 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field, 37.7% from 3-point range and 78.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 76.9 PPG on 41.5% shooting from the field and 31.5% from 3-point range this season.
North Dakota is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games following a loss. Oral Roberts is 14-5 ATS in their last 19 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 39-18 in their last 57 games following a win. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
The Fighting Hawks have been struggling to put points on the board as of late, and while the defense has done its job, it can only do so much and that’s not going to cut it against an Oral Roberts team that can score with the best of them. I think we see an inspired effort from the Golden Eagles in this one, so I’ll lay the points with Oral Roberts in this spot.