Looking to win big? The Golden Eagles and Pioneers face off at 5:00 ET on ALT. The Pioneers are hosting the game at Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver, CO. The over/under for this game is set at 158.5 points, and the Pioneers are the home favorites against the Golden Eagles in a Summit conference matchup.
ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES VS DENVER PIONEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Denver Pioneers -3.5
This game will be played at Hamilton Gymnasium at 5:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.
WHY BET THE DENVER PIONEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Pioneers.
- Not only will Denver pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 158.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Are Oral Roberts Ready for a Road Win?
After 12 games, Oral Roberts has a record of 5-7 and will face Denver. As the away team, the Golden Eagles have yet to win a game, going 0-7. At home, they are undefeated at 2-0. As of now, Oral Roberts has a losing record vs. the spread, sitting at 4-5. This includes going 3-4 vs. the spread on the road and 1-1 at home.
After 12 games, Oral Roberts has an over/under record of 4-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 146.4 points per game so far. When assessing the Golden Eagles’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 0-2, with their games averaging 135 points per game.
The Oral Roberts offense is coming off a game in which they scored 60 points vs. Kansas City. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.1% while connecting on 6 threes. Issac McBride was the leading scorer for the Golden Eagles, putting up 21 points. In addition, Kareem Thompson contributed 14 points.
On the defensive side, Oral Roberts is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.8 points per game. So far, the Oral Roberts defense is giving up an average of 11.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.8 times per game (347th).
Will the Pioneers Win at Home?
After defeating Omaha 95-80 in their most recent game, Denver’s overall record now stands at 9-5. On the road, the Pioneers are 4-5, while they are 1-0 when playing at home. As of today’s game, Denver holds a 6-4 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Denver has been a perfect 3-0 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 14 games, Denver has an over/under record of 7-3-0, with their games averaging 161.2 points per game on average. The Pioneers’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 164 points per game.
The Denver offense is coming off a game in which they scored 95 points vs. Omaha. Overall their field goal percentage was 54.2% while connecting on 8 threes. Tommy Bruner led the scoring for the Pioneers, contributing 25 points. Additionally, Touko Tainamo chipped in with 20 points.
So far, the Pioneers’ defense is ranked 240th in the country at 76.8 points per contest. The Denver defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 80 points and allowed Omaha to connect on 4 threes.