Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (13-7) vs. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (3-17)
January 27, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks +13.5 / Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -13.5; Over/Under: -163
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and the Omaha Mavericks meet in college basketball action from the Baxter Arena on Thursday night.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will try to bounce back from a 72-71 loss at home to North Dakota State last time out. Max Abmas leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and assists with 22.6 PPG and 3.7 APG while Issac McBride has 10.5 PPG and Trey Phipps has 10 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Oral Roberts so far this season. DeShang Weaver has 9.8 PPg with 4.1 RPG and Francis Lacis has a team-high 6.5 RPG to lead the Golden Eagles in rebounding this season. As a team, Oral Roberts is averaging 82.1 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field, 38.8% from three and 74.7% from the foul line while allowing 69.4 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field and 29% shooting from three this season.
The Omaha Mavericks will look to snap a five-game losing streak after a 94-63 loss to Denver last time out. Nick Ferrarini leads the Mavericks in scoring with 10.4 PPG while Gelix Lemetti has 10 PPG with 2.6 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for Omaha up to this point in the season. Darrius Hughes has 9.4 PPG and Frankie Fidler has 9 PPG while Kyle Luedtke has a team-high 4.4 RPG and Marco Smith leads the Mavericks in assists with 2.8 APG this season. As a team, Omaha is averaging 67.6 PPG on 41.6% shooting from the field, 33.6% from three and 74.1% from the foul line while allowing 83.1 PPG on 47% shooting from the field and 38.8% from three this season.
Oral Roberts is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. Omaha is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games while the over is 12-2 in their last 14 games overall.
I get the case to be made either way here, as Oral Roberts is easily the better team, but the Mavericks have a tendency to show up and step up offensively at home. That’s why I’m leaning towards the over here. The total is sky high, but I could easily see this ending as a game where one if not both teams get into the mid- to high-80s. Give me the over here.