Check out our free Oral Roberts vs North Dakota pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Grand Forks. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Oral Roberts vs North Dakota Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Golden Eagles vs Fighting Hawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at North Dakota Fighting Hawks
- Where: Grand Forks at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Oral Roberts -13, ORAL -1039 | NDAK +630 O/U 149.5
Golden Eagles Preview:
Oral Roberts will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 16-4. On the road, the Golden Eagles will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 5-4. So far, the Golden Eagles have been favored 13 times, going 12-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Oral Roberts as -13 point favorites.
Oral Roberts will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Max Abmas who is averaging 21.84 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 50.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.58 points per game.
Through 20 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.
Fighting Hawks Preview:
Through 20 games, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks have an overall record of 7-13. Currently, the Fighting Hawks have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 5-6. So far, the Fighting Hawks have been the underdog 18 times, going 4-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +13 underdogs on the spread.
North Dakota’s leading scorer this season is B.J. Omot, who is averaging 11.2 points per contest. So far, Omot has accounted for 16.4% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.1 rebounds per game and 1.05 assists. Matt Norman is the second leading scorer for the Fighting Hawks, averaging 9.05 points per game. Between him and Norman, they are accounting for 29.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for North Dakota this season, as they are currently ranked 232nd in college basketball at 70.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Fighting Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 221st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -13
While examining this matchup between the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, we recommend grabbing Oral Roberts to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have Oral Roberts as the heavy favorite with a point spread of -13. Not only do we like the Oral Roberts’ historical performance as the favorite, as they are 2-2-1 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Oral Roberts and North Dakota are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and place your bet on the Oral Roberts to win and cover the spread.