Planning on watching today’s Golden Eagles and Bison game? Catch the action at Scheels Center in Fargo, ND, as the Bison hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on Summ. This Summit conference matchup has an over/under of 154.5 points, and the Bison are favored to win at home vs. the Golden Eagles.
ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES VS NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Dakota State Bison -1.5
This game will be played at Scheels Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Bison.
- Not only will North Dakota State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Can Oral Roberts Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?
Oral Roberts has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-8, and they have lost two straight games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -8.2, and they are 2-7 as the underdog. Overall, they are 8-10 this season, and they are 2-3 in Summit League play.
In their last game, Oral Roberts lost to North Dakota, 87-77. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 2-8, and they are 2-1 in their last three road games.
Oral Roberts has an ATS record of 7-8 this season and is 5-5 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Golden Eagles are 5-4 vs. the spread this year and have gone 2-1 ATS in their last 3 road games.
Oral Roberts has a season over/under record of 9-6 and today’s line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (148.2). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 158 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 4-1.
The Golden Eagles’ offense finished with 77 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75.8 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Issac McBride with 30 points. Kareem Thompson also added 19 points for the Golden Eagles.
The Golden Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 238th nationally, allowing an average of 75.4 points per contest. The Oral Roberts defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 87 points and allowed North Dakota to connect on 7 threes.
Will the Bison Win at Home?
North Dakota State enters this game as a 1.5-point favorite, and they have gone 3-2 in their five games as the favorite this season. They have gone 2-3 at home this season, and they have lost three straight games at home. Their average scoring margin at home this season is -2.2 points per game.
Overall, the Bison are just 8-11 this season, and they have lost two straight games. In their last game, they fell to Denver by a score of 78-70. Over their last 10 games at home, North Dakota State has gone 7-3.
North Dakota State’s ATS record this season is just 5-11, including a 2-3 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bison are 5-5 vs. the spread.
North Dakota State’s over/under record this season is 11-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 154.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is similar to their average over/under line of 143.7. So far, 15 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line and their games have finished with more points than today’s line in seven games. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 172 points.
In their recent matchup, the North Dakota State offense ended with 70 points against Denver. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.5% and made 5 threes. Boden Skunberg led the team in scoring, putting up 15 points. Additionally, Jacari White contributed 14 points for the Bison.
Currently, the Bison’s defense holds the 247th rank in the nation, allowing 75.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.9 threes per game vs. Oral Roberts. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.0%.