Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (3-2) vs. Utah State Aggies (4-0)
November 22, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Utah State Aggies -8.5 / Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +8.5; Over/Under: +158.5
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and the Utah State Aggies meet in college basketball action from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Tuesday night.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will be looking to build on a 98-86 win over subdivision Oklahoma Baptist last time out. Max Abmas leads the Golden Eagles in scoring with 15 PPG along with 7.4 RPG and 3.2 APG while Connor Vanover has 13.4 PPG and a team-high 7.8 RPG to lead the Golden Eagles on the glass this season. Isaac McBride’s added 12.2 PPG and Deshang Weaver has 10.2 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Oral Roberts so far this season. Carlos Jurgens also has a team-high 3.8 APG to lead the Golden Eagles in assists up to this point in the year. As a team, Oral Roberts is averaging 78 PPG on 41.6% shooting from the field, 33.9% from three and 72.5% from the foul line this season.
The Utah State Aggies will try to stay unbeaten after improving to 4-0 with a 91-89 win over San Diego last time out. Taylor Funk leads the Aggies in scoring and rebounding with 18.2 PPG and 9.8 RPG while Steven Ashworth has 16.3 PPG along with 3.8 RPG and a team-high 6 APG to lead the Aggies in the assist department. Dan Akin has 12.5 PPG with 9 RPG and Max Shulga has 12.3 PPG with 5.5 RPG to finish off the group of double-digit scorers for Utah State so far this season. Sean Bairstow also has 9 PPG and 5.5 RPG for the Aggies. As a team, Utah State is averaging 86.5 PPG on 48.4% shooting from the field, 43.7% from three and 69.4% from the foul line this season.
Oral Roberts is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 road games. Utah State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
I get the case to be made either way here, but I think my better play is going to be on the over here. Utah State’s been dominant offensively out of the gate this season and as much as I like Oral Roberts, they’re not slowing down the Aggies and that offense. On the other side though, the Golden Eagles have one of the country’s more dynamic scoring guards in Max Abmas and I think this is a game that easily flies over the total.