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Oral Roberts vs. South Dakota State - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (21-6) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (10-17)
Date & Time Saturday February 10, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +7 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
KGEB
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NCAA BB | South Dakota State Jackrabbits (21-6) at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (10-17)
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Mabee Center.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look to keep the ball rolling after winning 12 of their last 13 games. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 85.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Mike Daum is averaging 23.5 points and 9.8 rebounds while David Jenkins Jr. is averaging 15.1 points and 1.7 assists. Reed Tellinghuisen is the third double-digit scorer and Tevin King is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have won five of their last six road games.

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 72.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 46 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 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have won three straight home games.

The Jackrabbits are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 vs. Summit, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 23-10 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Summit and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jackrabbits are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are the better team and have been really consistent all season long. However, these are two up tempo squads that tend to relax on the defensive end, which allows teams to hang around. When South Dakota State and Oral Roberts met last month, the game came down to the last shot. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles shoot a healthy 46.3 percent from the field at home and have won three straight hoem games. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have lost five of their six games on the road this season and can give up easy buckets. Give me the points.

Pick:
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +7

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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