Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (5-4) vs. Missouri State Bears (5-4)
December 11, 2021 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Missouri State Bears -7.5 / Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +7.5; Over/Under: -150.5
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The Missouri State Bears and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet in college hoops action from JQH Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles come into this game looking to build on an 85-67 win over Houston Baptist in their last matchup. Max Abmas leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and assists with 21.5 PPG and 3.2 APG while DeShang Weaver has 10.8 PPG with 4.1 RPG and Issac McBride has 10.6 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Oral Roberts so far this season. Trey Phipps also has 9.7 PPG while Francis Lacia has 7.4 PPG and a team-high 7.1 RPG to lead ORU on the glass this season. As a team, Oral Roberts is averaging 84.4 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 39.9% from three and 74.3% from the foul line while allowing 66.9 PPG on 41.8% shooting from the field and 29.9% from three this season.
The Missouri State Bears will look to add to their 81-55 win over Little Rock last time out. Gaige Prim leads the Bears in scoring and rebounding with 17.4 PPG and 9.4 RPG while Isiaih Mosley has 16.6 PPG with 4.8 RPG and 2 APG this season. Jaylen Minnett has 14.3 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Missouri State so far this year while Ja’Monta Black also has 9.6 PPG on the year as well. As a team, Missouri State is averaging 79.1 PPG on 48% shooting from the field, 38.9% from three and 80% from the foul line while allowing 68.8 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the field and 37.3% from three this season.
Oral Roberts is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 road games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 road games against a team with a losing home record. Missouri State is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
I get Missouri State being favored at home, but both teams have played stiff competition and I think this boils down to a case of not wanting to lay this many points with Missouri State. I think there’s a tight game brewing here and it wouldn’t surprise me if Oral Roberts pulled off the upset. Give me the Golden Eagles here.