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Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Dakota State Bison (12-12) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (9-17)
Date & Time Thursday February 8, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles PK -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
KGEB
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NCAA BB | North Dakota State Bison (12-12) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (9-17)
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The North Dakota St Bison and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Mabee Center.

The North Dakota St Bison need a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The North Dakota St Bison are averaging 74.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Paul Miller is averaging 19.7 points and 3.8 assists while Tyson Ward is averaging 10.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. A.J. Jacobson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Cameron Hunter is dishing 2.3 assists. The North Dakota St Bison are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota St Bison are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The North Dakota St Bison have split their last six road games.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 72.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Emmanuel Nzekwesi is averaging 13 points and 1.9 assists while Albert Owens is averaging 11.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Sam Kearns is the third double-digit scorer and Javan White is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have won six of their last seven home games.

The Bison are 13-28-1 ATS in their last 42 road games, 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Summit and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bison are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Oral Roberts, 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

The North Dakota St Bison have won each of the last four meetings against Oral Roberts and six of the last eight. North Dakota State also beat the Golden Eagles by 18 points when they met a couple of weeks ago. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are really struggling on the defensive end right now and are being outscored by over 15 points in their last five games. I usually side with the home team in a pick em spot, but the better team is North Dakota State. So, give me the Bison.

Pick:
North Dakota St Bison PK

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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