Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Golden Eagles versus the Bobcats? Tip off is at at 9:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, MT. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Bobcats as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.
ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES VS MONTANA STATE BOBCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Montana State Bobcats -1
This game will be played at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse at 9:30 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.
WHY BET THE MONTANA STATE BOBCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-65 in favor of the Bobcats.
- Not only will Montana State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can Oral Roberts Lock in a Road Win?
The Golden Eagles come into today’s game with a 6-7 record, coming off a loss to Kansas City (77-60). In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Oral Roberts has a 2-8 record. At the moment, Oral Roberts has a subpar ATS record of 4-5. When playing away games, the Golden Eagles are 3-4 vs. the spread, while they are 1-1 at home ATS.
Up to this point, games involving Oral Roberts have had an average of 146.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146.9 points. Their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Golden Eagles have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 147 points per game.
The Oral Roberts offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 60 points versus Kansas City. During the game, they attempted 17 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 41.1%. The Oral Roberts offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 25.7 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 37% of their looks from outside this season.
At this time, the Golden Eagles’ defense is positioned 192nd in the country, permitting 73.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oral Roberts’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 32.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 26.9% this season.
Pressure Builds for Montana State as Home Favorites
Montana State will face Oral Roberts for their 14th game of the season. They come into the game with a record of 6-7. In their last five home games, which includes last year, they went 3-2. As of today, Montana State has a 3-7 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Montana State is 1-3 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Montana State have had an average of 141.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141 points. Their over/under record is 5-5-0. Looking at the Bobcats’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 with their games averaging 147 points per game.
Compared to their season average of 73.2 points per game, Montana State struggled in their previous game. Against Weber State, the Bobcats scored 64 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 40.7%. The team’s top scorer is Brian Goracke, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.7, while Robert Ford also maintains a PPG average of 13.5 leading up to the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Montana State defense is giving up an average of 73.0 points per contest. The Montana State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 86 points and allowed Weber State to connect on 6 threes.