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Nebraska-Omaha vs. Oral Roberts - 12/30/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (4-11) at Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (7-7)
Date & Time Sunday December 30, 2018, 5:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5
TV Channel
https://omavs.com
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NCAA BB | Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (4-11) at Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (7-7)
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and Omaha Mavericks meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Baxter Arena.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 65.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Emmanuel Nzekwesi is averaging 14.3 points and 1.1 assists while Kevin Obanor is averaging 9.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. Sam Kearns is dishing 2.9 assists and D.J. Weaver is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Omaha Mavericks look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 76 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Zach Jackson is averaging 17.9 points and 3.4 rebounds while JT Gibson is averaging 14.1 points and 1.9 assists. KJ Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Pile is dishing 1.2 assists. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Omaha Mavericks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.7 rebounds per game. The Omaha Mavericks have won four of their last five home games.

The Golden Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Summit. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Summit and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 42-20 in Golden Eagles last 62 overall. The over is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 overall.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have been getting blasted all season long due to a lack of offense and those struggle pick up even more on the road where they're being outscored by 15.5 points on average. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 51.6 percent from the field at home where they've won four of their five games, have covered three of four and are outscoring teams by eight points. Based on how bad Oral Roberts has been for most of the season, I'll eat the chalk.

Pick:
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks -8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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