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Oral Roberts vs Duke Pick & Preview: Thursday, March 16th Betting Odds

Golden Eagles vs Blue Devils Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Duke Blue Devils
  • Where: Orlando at Amway Center
  • Date: Thursday, March 16th
  • Betting Odds: Oral Roberts +6, ORAL +214 | DUKE -269 O/U 146.0

Golden Eagles Preview:

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles head into today’s game in what will be their 35th game of the season, posting a record of 30-4. So far, the Golden Eagles have played 15 games on the road, with a record of 11-4. For the season, Oral Roberts has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 0-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Eagles being +6 point underdogs.

Oral Roberts will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Max Abmas who is averaging 22.18 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 game plan is the play of Connor Vanover who has hit 52.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.88 points per game.

Through 34 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.

Blue Devils Preview:

The Duke will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 9 game win streak and have an overall record of 26-8. So far this season, Duke has played 19 games at home, sitting with a record of 18-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Blue Devils as the -6 point favorites. The Blue Devils have been favored 30 times, going 25-5 straight up.

Kyle Filipowski comes into today’s game as the Blue Devils’ leading scorer at 15.41 points per contest. Not only has Filipowski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Duke’s top rebounder at 8.97 boards per contest. Behind Filipowski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jeremy Roach, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.2% of his shots and is adding 2.53 boards per game.

So far this season, Duke has put together a strong scoring offense at 80.2 points per game (13th). This strong figure has come despite the Blue Devils playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.8% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Duke’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.9%

Free Spread Prediction: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +6

Heading into this matchup between the Duke Blue Devils and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles we have a strong lean on taking the points with Oral Roberts at +6. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Oral Roberts to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at +6. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.