Check out our free Oral Roberts vs Denver pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Denver. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Oral Roberts vs Denver Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds
Golden Eagles vs Pioneers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Denver Pioneers
- Where: Denver at Hamilton Gymnasium
- Date: Saturday, December 31st
- Betting Odds: Oral Roberts -10.5, ORAL -585 | DEN +410 O/U 157.5
Golden Eagles Preview:
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will be looking to pick up their 15th win of the season and are in the middle of a 8 game win streak. On the road, the Golden Eagles will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 3-3. This season, Oral Roberts has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 7-1. For today’s contest, Oral Roberts have a betting line set -10.5 points in their favor.
Oral Roberts will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Max Abmas who is averaging 19.67 points per game for the Golden Eagles. Abmas is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Golden Eagles’ offensive gameplan is the play of Connor Vanover who has hit 50.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.75 points per game.
Through 14 games, Oral Roberts has been playing well on offense, averaging 83.3 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Golden Eagles’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.1% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 12.13 made 3’s per contest.
Denver will take the floor against the Golden Eagles with an overall record of 10-5. So far this season, Denver has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-1. For the season, Denver has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 1-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Pioneers being +10.5 point underdogs.
Denver will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tommy Bruner who is averaging 16.2 points per game for the Pioneers. Bruner is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Pioneers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Justin Mullins who has hit 55.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.07 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Denver will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Pioneers are ranked 223rd at 70.5 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 407th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Denver is close to the NCAA average at 36.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -10.5
For those looking to place a bet on this game, our recommendation is to go with Oral Roberts as -10.5 point favorites. The Golden Eagles will likely try to push the pace, which could be challenging for the Denver who prefer a slower style of play. Additionally, the Oral Roberts have performed well as the favorite in their last 5 games, posting a record of 3-2 against the spread. Our recommendation is to go with the Oral Roberts to cover the spread on the road.