The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (5-5) can end a five-game road losing streak when they square off against the Chicago State Cougars (4-7) at Jones Convocation Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Chicago State Cougars ATS Preview
In the Golden Eagles’ last game, they were victorious over the Central Oklahoma Bronchos, 69-57. Deondre Burns was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Oral Roberts played a nearly perfect game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.523 (above their season average of 0.198) and a turnover percentage of 17.5 (worse than their season average of 14.1). For those same stats, Central Oklahoma recorded marks of 0.235 and 22.4, respectively.
The Cougars are trying to rebound after their 80-74 loss to the Tennessee State Tigers in their last outing. Xavier Johnson was the top scorer from either team with 34 points on 11-for-20 shooting. One of Tennessee State’s largest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They had 31 free throw attempts, while Chicago State had 17.
It will be a matchup of conflicting paces as the up-tempo Cougars (ranked 39th in the NCAA in possessions per game) will look to push the slower-paced Golden Eagles (179th in possessions per game).
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Chicago State Cougars Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Oral Roberts, ATS Winner – Chicago State, O/U – Over
The Cougars rank 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Golden Eagles rank 77th (4.1).
Oral Roberts averages 6.9 steals per game, which ranks 180th in the country. Chicago State ranks 187th in steals allowed per game (8.5).
Oral Roberts ranks 82nd in rebounds per game (43.7) while Chicago State ranks 244th (31.9).
The Golden Eagles rank 89th in three pointers attempted per game (27.5) while the Cougars rank 238th (18.4).
Oral Roberts averages 12.7 assists per game, which ranks 120th in the NCAA. Chicago State ranks 248th in assists allowed per game (18.5).
The Cougars’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 15.4, up from 11.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 76.4 points per game (0.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 59.4 points per game (8.5 below their season average).