Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (1-1) vs. Houston Cougars (2-0)
November 14, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Cougars -19.5 / Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +19.5; Over/Under: +146.5
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and Houston Cougars meet Monday in college basketball action at Fertitta Center. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles look to get a game above a .500 record. The Houston Cougars look for a 3-0 start.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 8.25 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 36.4 percent shooting. Max Abmas is averaging 16 points and 8 rebounds, while Connor Vanover is averaging 15 points and 7 rebounds. Issac McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Kareem Thompson is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.
The Houston Cougars are averaging 82 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 45.5 points on 28 percent shooting. J’Wan Roberts is averaging 15.5 points 9 rebounds, while Jarace Walker is averaging 15.5 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus Sasser is the third double-digit scorer and Tramon Mark is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 22.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.
The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 road games. The Cougars are 36-15 ATS in their last 51 home games and 41-20 ATS in their last 61 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Golden Eagles last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Cougars last 5 overall.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are not exactly a pushover, and they hung around with St Mary’s, but it’s fair to question if they have the depth to give Houston a similar effort. The Houston Cougars are arguably the best team in the country, and their defensive effort through 2 games has been ridiculous. Houston wins and covers numbers. One of the more solid teams in the game. I’ll lay the chalk.