Western Illinois Leathernecks (16-14) vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (18-11)
March 6, 2022 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -6 / Western Illinois Leathernecks +6; Over/Under: -163.5
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The Western Illinois Leathernecks and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet Sunday in the college basketball Summit League Quarterfinal at the The Western Illinois Leathernecks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 79 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Trenton Massner is averaging 16.4 points and 6.4 rebounds, while Will Carius is averaging 14.7 points and 3 rebounds. Luka Barisic is the third double-digit scorer and Colton Sandage is dishing 2.7 assists. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 83.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Max Abmas is averaging 22.7 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Issac McBride is averaging 12.1 points and 2.5 rebounds. Trey Phipps is dishing 1.2 assists and DeShang Weaver is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game.
The Leathernecks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 overall. The over is 10-4 in Golden Eagles last 14 Sunday games.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are the better team and should be favored here, but Western Illinois isn’t exactly a pushover, and I’m not thrilled to lay this many points. I will however give the over a look as these are two fast-paced offensive teams and the two meetings this season have been high scoring. About a month ago they produced a combined 175 points and the meeting back in January featured 173 points. Total seems low. Give me the over.