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North Dakota vs. Oral Roberts - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oral Roberts at North Dakota
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota
The Line
The Line: North Dakota -4 -- Over/Under: 145.5
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and North Dakota Fighting Hawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 70.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Emmanuel Nzekwesi is averaging 14.9 points and one assist while Kevin Obanor is averaging 14.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Sam Kearns is the third double-digit scorer and D.J. Weaver is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have lost five of their last seven road games.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks could also use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are averaging 68.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Cortez Seales is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while Conner Avants is averaging 12.4 points and 1.6 assists. Filip Rebraca is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Aanen Moody is dishing one assist. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks have lost four of their last five home games.

The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Summit, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fighting Hawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Summit and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Fighting Hawks last 4 Saturday games. The over is 51-24 in Golden Eagles last 75 overall.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles beat North Dakota last month by 11 points despite being just a three-point favorite. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks haven't been great at home this season where they've lost four of their last five games and are allowing 47 percent shooting while losing by an average of nearly four points. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles come into this game shooting nearly 50 percent from the field in their last five games, and they'll cruise to a victory here if they can come anywhere near that percentage. The value is on Oral Roberts and the free buckets. 

Pick:
Oral Roberts +4

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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