The Pioneers and Golden Eagles are set to face off at 8:00 ET on Summ. The Golden Eagles will host the game at Mabee Center in Tulsa, OK. The over/under for this game is set at 160 points, and Oral Roberts is favored by -4 vs. Denver in a Summit conference matchup.
DENVER PIONEERS VS ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -4
This game will be played at Mabee Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
- Not only will Oral Roberts pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 160 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Do the Pioneers Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Denver comes into this game with a 13-10 record, including a 4-4 mark in Summit League play. They have lost two straight games and are 5-8 on the road this season. As the underdog, the Pioneers have gone 4-8.
Last time out, Denver fell to Kansas City by a score of 85-71. Over their last 10 road games, the Pioneers have gone 4-6, and their average scoring margin on the road this year is -2.7 points per game.
As the underdog this season, Denver has gone 6-5-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-6-1, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Pioneers are 5-4-1.
Denver’s over/under record for the season sits at 15-4 and the average scoring total in their games is 166.8 points. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 160. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 179 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0.
Coming off their recent game, the Denver offense tallied 71 points in a matchup against Kansas City. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40%, and they made 5 threes. One area that the Denver offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 9th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Denver is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 80.9 points per game (312nd). In today’s game vs. Oral Roberts, the Denver defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Denver made 23 free-throws vs. the Pioneers.
Will the Golden Eagles Make it Happen at Home?
Oral Roberts enters tonight’s game with a 10-11 overall record and a 4-4 mark in Summit League play. The Golden Eagles have won two straight games, including an 87-82 victory over South Dakota State in their most recent contest.
At home this season, Oral Roberts is 5-2, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home. For the year, the Golden Eagles’ average scoring margin at home is +3.6 points per game.
Oral Roberts has an ATS record of 9-9 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 4-3. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
Oral Roberts’ over/under record for the season sits at 10-8 and today’s line of 160 is higher than the average OU line in their games (149). So far, 18 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.
Oral Roberts’ offense is coming off a good game, putting up 87 points vs. South Dakota State. Overall, they hit 45.2% of their shots from the field and went 17/20 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Golden Eagles have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 200th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 40th in percentage and 29th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Golden Eagles’ defense is positioned 233rd in the country, permitting 75.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. South Dakota State, the Jackrabbits finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 82 points vs. Oral Roberts.