Summit foes will clash when the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (9-10, 2-2 Summit) challenge the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (10-8, 3-2 Summit) at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Free Preview
In the Golden Eagles’ last game, they were victorious over the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 87-70. Deondre Burns was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points on 10-for-14 shooting. Oral Roberts dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 7.7 (better than their season average of 14.0) and a free throw rate of 0.185 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Western Illinois was 19.4 and 0.127, respectively.
The Mastodons are hoping for a better outcome after their 70-61 loss to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in their last contest. Brian Patrick led Purdue Fort Wayne in scoring with 16 points on 5-for-17 shooting. South Dakota State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.609 (above their season average of 0.535). Purdue Fort Wayne, on the other hand, did a great job of making free throws (13-14; 92.9 percent).
Getting to the line could be scarce for Purdue Fort Wayne in this meeting. The Mastodons rank 337th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.154, while Oral Roberts ranks 83rd in FTA rate allowed (0.185). Also, the Golden Eagles, who rank 29th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.9 percent), will clash against the Mastodons, who rank 34th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.3 percent).
This is the first time these teams will battle this year, after the Mastodons won both meetings last season. In the last matchup, Purdue Fort Wayne won 82-81. The Mastodons dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.167 and a turnover percentage of 15.5. For those same stats, the Golden Eagles recorded marks of 0.108 and 18.1, respectively.
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Betting Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Oral Roberts, ATS Winner – Oral Roberts, O/U – Over
The Golden Eagles rank 29th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Mastodons rank 86th (6.2).
Oral Roberts ranks 52nd in three pointers attempted per game (25.6) while Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 201st in three pointers allowed per game (23.7).
The Golden Eagles rank 36th in rebounds per game (39.9) while the Mastodons rank 135th (36.3).
Oral Roberts averages 13.0 assists per game, which ranks 143rd in the NCAA. Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 206th in assists allowed per game (14.5).
The Mastodons have been outscored by an average of 6.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Purdue Fort Wayne has defeated opponents by an average of 1.2 points.
During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 80.0 points per game (1.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.2 points per game (6.4 above their season average).