Texas-Arlington Mavericks (3-5) vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (5-5)
December 16, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -8 / Texas-Arlington Mavericks +8; Over/Under: +139
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The UT-Arlington Mavericks and the Oral Roberts meet in college basketball action from the Mabee Center on Thursday night.
The UT Arlington Mavericks will look to build on a 56-47 win over Lamar last time out. David Azore leads the Mavericks in scoring with 13.2 PPG with 3.8 RPG as well while Pedro Castro has 8 PPG. Montez Young JR. has 4.5 RPG while Javon Levi has a team-high 4.6 APG as well on the year. As a team, UT-Arlington is averaging 63.1 PPG on 42.5% shooting from the field, 27% from three and 66.7% from the foul line while allowing 70.5 PPG on 38.1% shooting from the field and 34% from three this season.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will try to bounce back from a 69-60 loss at the hands of Missouri State last time out. Max Abmas leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and assists with 21.2 PPG and 3 APG while DeShang Weaver has 11.2 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Oral Roberts so far this season. Isaac McBride has 9.9 PPG and Trey Phipps has 9.2 PPG while Francis Lacis has a team-high 7.1 RPG to lead the Golden Eagles on the glass. As a team, Oral Roberts is averaging 82 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 38.9% from three and 72.9% from the foul line while allowing 67.1 PPG on 41.6% shooting from the field and 28.9$ shooting from three this season.
UT-Arlington is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. Oral Roberts is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall while the over is 36-16 in their last 52 games following a loss.
I get the case that you could make for UT-Arlington, but the Golden Eagles are just a far more trustworthy team from an offensive standpoint and UT-Arlington, despite playing some tough competition on the road, have had serious issues scoring away from home and those are the kind of issues you don’t want against an Oral Roberts team that can score points in bunches. I think the Golden Eagles just end up being too much for the Mavericks to contend with so give me the Golden Eagles laying the points here.