Planning on watching today’s Fighting Hawks and Golden Eagles game? Catch the action at Mabee Center in Tulsa, OK, as the Golden Eagles hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on Summ. The over/under for this Summit conference contest is set at 150.5 points, with Oral Roberts being favored by -2.5 at home against North Dakota.

NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS VS ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +2.5

This game will be played at Mabee Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Fighting Hawks.
  • Not only will North Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the North Dakota Offense Score Enough on the Road?

North Dakota is 16-11 this season, including an 8-4 record in Summit League play. They have gone 6-7 on the road, and their average scoring margin in road games is -2.6 points per game.

As the underdog this season, the Fighting Hawks have gone 6-8, and they are the underdog today, getting 2.5 points. They have won four straight games and are coming off a 92-78 win over Denver.

North Dakota’s ATS record for the season is currently at .500, as they are 12-12. However, they have been solid vs. the spread on the road this year, going 8-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Fighting Hawks are an impressive 7-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for North Dakota games sits at 11-11-2. So far, their games have averaged 148.4 points compared to an average over/under line of 147.1, resulting in an average margin of +1.3 points. This year, 15 of their games have had lower OU lines than today’s line of 150.5. Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 152 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, North Dakota’s offense scored 92 points against Denver. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.2%, and they went 18/22 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Fighting Hawks have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 257th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 269th in percentage and 111st in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, North Dakota is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.3 points per game. North Dakota’s three-point defense is currently 72nd in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.3% of their shots vs. North Dakota.

Will the Golden Eagles Find a Way to Win at Home?

Oral Roberts enters tonight’s game against North Dakota as a 2.5-point favorite. The Golden Eagles have an 11-14 record this season, including a 5-7 mark in Summit League play. They have lost three straight games, most recently falling to North Dakota State, 73-60.

On the season, Oral Roberts has gone 6-3 at home, and they have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games at home. For the year, they have been favored in nine games, going 5-4 in those contests, compared to 3-10 when they have been the underdog.

As the favorite this season, Oral Roberts has gone just 4-5 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is 10-12. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles are 5-5 vs. the spread. At home, they have an ATS mark of 5-4 this year and are 5-3 in their last 10 home games.

Oral Roberts’ over/under record for the season is 12-10 and today’s over/under line of 150.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (149.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Oral Roberts offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 60 points versus North Dakota State. During the game, they attempted 25 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 34.8%. The top scorer for the Golden Eagles was Kareem Thompson with 14 points, while Issac McBride also chipped in with 14 points.

Currently, the Golden Eagles’ defense holds the 260th rank in the nation, allowing 75.8 points per game. So far, the Oral Roberts defense is giving up an average of 10.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.2 times per game (367th).