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Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Dakota State at Oral Roberts
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Mabee Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Line
The Line: Oral Roberts +2.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The North Dakota St Bison and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Mabee Center.

The North Dakota St Bison look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The North Dakota St Bison are averaging 73.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Deng Geu is averaging 11.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while Tyson Ward is averaging 11.5 points and 2.5 assists. Vinnie Shahid is the third double-digit scorer and Rocky Kreuser is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The North Dakota St Bison are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota St Bison are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The North Dakota St Bison have lost all eight road games this season.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles also need a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 71 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Emmanuel Nzekwesi is averaging 15.4 points and 1.1 assists while Kevin Obanor is averaging 12.5 points and 6.4 rebounds. Sam Kearns is dishing 3.1 assists and D.J. Weaver is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have won four of their last six home games.

The Bison are 17-39-2 ATS in their last 58 road games, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Bison are 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Oral Roberts. The over is 47-22 in Golden Eagles last 69 overall. The over is 6-1 in Bison last 7 overall.

The home team has won eight of the last nine meetings between North Dakota St Bison and Oral Roberts, which includes covers in three of the last four meetings. The North Dakota St Bison are just 2-9-1 ATS on the road this season and 6-12-1 ATS overall. The Bison are also losing by an average of 19 points on the road this season while allowing 53 percent shooting. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have been at their best at home where they've won four of their last six and are shooting nearly 47 percent from the field. The wrong team may be favored here. I'll take a shot with the free bucket and the Golden Eagles.

Pick:
Oral Roberts +2.5

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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