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Oral Roberts vs. South Dakota - 1/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Dakota at Oral Roberts
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Mabee Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Line
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +2 O/U: 137.5
TV Channel
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The South Dakota Coyotes and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will meet up on the college basketball court Thursday.

The Coyotes sit at 8-9 on the season so far. The Coyotes are 2-2 in their last four outings, falling to ND State and SD State but taking out Denver and Fort Wayne in that time as well.

In the win over the Mastodons, South Dakota’s Stanley Umude led the team on 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Tyler Peterson secured a double-double for the Coyotes in that one on 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Over on the Oral Roberts side, they’re 7-13 this season. The Eagles had won three straight games, but fell in their last pair of outings to Fort Wayne and South Dakota State.

In the loss to the Jackrabbits, Oral Roberts’ Emmanuel Nzekwesi had a great night on the boards with 18, alongside 14 points for a double-double. DJ Weaver chipped in 13 points for the Eagles, and Carlos Jurgens added 14 with five assists.

South Dakota is 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. The Coyotes are 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the Summit, and 1-5 ATS in their last five overall.

Meanwhile, the Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last five versus a team with a losing straight-up record and the over is 4-0 in their last four Thursday games. The over is 6-1 in Oral Roberts’ last seven versus the Summit and 19-7 in their last 26 home games.

South Dakota is the dictionary definition of a hit-and-miss team this season. The Coyotes have some good scorers on their roster, but often they fail to click on the scoreboard and can’t keep up.

As for Oral Roberts, they’ve hit the skids over their last couple of games, and got destroyed in both of them. The Eagles coughed up 178 combined points to Fort Wayne and SD State.

I can’t trust the Eagles right now, so I’m sticking with South Dakota.

South Dakota Coyotes -2

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