Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (15-4) vs. North Dakota State Bison (7-11)
January 19, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Dakota State Bison +7.5 / Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -7.5; Over/Under: +155.5
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and North Dakota State Bison meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Scheels Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Preview
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 83.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Max Abmas is averaging 21.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Connor Vanover is averaging 12.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Issac McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Carlos Jurgens is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
The North Dakota State Bison Preview
The North Dakota State Bison are averaging 71.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 45 percent shooting. Grant Nelson is averaging 15.7 points and 8 rebounds, while Boden Skunberg is averaging 13.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Andrew Morgan is the third double-digit scorer and Tajavis Miller is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The North Dakota State Bison are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota State Bison are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.
The Golden Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Bison are 7-16-2 ATS in their last 25 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Bison last 5 overall. The home team is 10-4-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are the better team, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them win comfortably. However, North Dakota State is playing its best ball of the season, which includes winning its last 5 games by an average of 14.6 points. The Bison should be a bit more confident than usual. I’ll take a shot with the home dog.