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Oral Roberts vs. Nebraska-Omaha - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nebraska-Omaha at Oral Roberts
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Mabee Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Line
The Line: Oral Roberts +3.5 -- Over/Under: 155
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Nebraska-Omaha at Oral Roberts
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The Omaha Mavericks and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Mabee Center.

The Omaha Mavericks look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 79.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zach Jackson is averaging 18.6 points and 4.1 rebounds while JT Gibson is averaging 13.4 points and 1.9 assists. Mitchell Hahn is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Pile is dishing 1.3 assists. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Omaha Mavericks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game. The Omaha Mavericks have won six of their last seven road games.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 70.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Emmanuel Nzekwesi is averaging 14.9 points and 1.1 assists while Kevin Obanor is averaging 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds. Sam Kearns is the third double-digit scorer and D.J. Weaver is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have split their last six home games.

The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 9-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Summit and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 52-25 in Golden Eagles last 77 overall. The under is 7-3 in Mavericks last 10 overall.

Oral Roberts beat Omaha on the road back in December despite being 8.5-point underdogs and has won the last three meetings as well. The Omaha Mavericks are obviously playing better ball now during this six-game winning streak, but they haven't exactly blown the doors off their competition and are still losing by an average of 3.6 points on the roadie to a shaky at best defense. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are 6-2 ATS at home this season and have been in a lot of games that have come down to the wire. This is a winnable game for the Golden Eagles. I'll take a shot with the free bucket. 

Pick:
Oral Roberts +3.5

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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