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Oral Roberts vs. South Dakota State - 1/31/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Dakota State at Oral Roberts
Date & Time Thursday January 31, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Mabee Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Line
The Line: Oral Roberts +11.5 -- Over/Under: 154
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Mabee Center.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 84.6 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Mike Daum is averaging 24.8 points and 1.8 assists while David Jenkins is averaging 19.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Skyler Flatten is the third double-digit scorer and Tevin King is grabbing six rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have split their last eight road games.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 68.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Emmanuel Nzekwesi is averaging 15.4 points and 1.1 assists while Kevin Obanor is averaging 13 points and 6.5 rebounds. Sam Kearns is dishing 3.1 assists and D.J. Weaver is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have split their last six home games.

The Jackrabbits are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS loss and 25-11 ATS in their last 36 vs. Summit. The Golden Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Summit, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 47-23 in Golden Eagles last 70 overall. The under is 5-1 in Jackrabbits last 6 overall.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits already beat Oral Roberts by 19 points a couple of weeks ago and have won the last three meetings against the Golden Eagles by an average of 10.6 points. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have really struggled defensively as of late and are losing by an average of 13.4 points in their last five games. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have simply caught fire and are shooting 51.2 points during their six-game winning streak. I'm not trying to step in front of the Jackrabbits right now, so I'll lay the chalk with them on the road.

Pick:
South Dakota State -11.5

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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