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South Dakota State vs Oral Roberts 12/22/21 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (7-5) vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (10-4)
December 22, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -8 / Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +8; Over/Under: +162
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet in college basketball action from the Frost Arena on Wednesday night.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will look to build on their 82-73 win over South Dakota last time out. Max Abmas leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and assists with 21.3 PPG and 3.4 APG while DeShang Weaver has 11 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Oral Roberts so far this season. Isaac McBride each have 9.6 PPG while Francis Lacis has a team-high 7.3 RPG to lead the Golden Eagles on the glass. As a team, Oral Roberts is averaging 81.1 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field, 39.5% from three and 72.5% from the foul line while allowing 67.2 PPG on 41.7% shooting from the field and 28.5% shooting from three this season.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits will look to build on an 89-57 win over Kansas City last time out. Noah Friedel leads the Jackrabbits in scoring with 18 PPG while Douglas Wilson has 14.2 PPG with 5.5 RPG and Baylor Scheierman has 13.1 PPG with team-highs of 8.9 RPG and 4 APG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for South Dakota State so far this season. As a team, South Dakota State is averaging 87.4 PPG on 50.5% shooting from the field, 44.3% from three and 73.6% from the foul line while allowing 75.4 PPG on 44.1% shooting from the field and 35.3% from three this season.

Oral Roberts is 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win and 12-2-2 ATS in their last 16 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 23-4 in their last 27 Wednesday games. South Dakota State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record.

I get why a lot of people are still on Oral Roberts as the recency of their tournament run is still fresh in a lot of people’s minds. However, the Golden Eagles just haven’t had the same scoring punch as of late and that’s not what you want against a South Dakota State team that’s still one of the best shooting teams in the country. I lok for South Dakota State to win this one by 10-12 points, so give me the Jackrabbits here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: South Dakota State -8

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