Looking to win big? The Golden Eagles and Coyotes face off at 2:00 ET on Summ. The Coyotes are hosting the game at Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion, SD. Oral Roberts come into this Summit conference matchup as the -2.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 155.5 points.

ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES VS SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +2.5

This game will be played at Sanford Coyote Sports Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Coyotes.
  • Not only will South Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Oral Roberts Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Oral Roberts heads into this game as the favorite, but they have struggled on the road this season. So far, the Golden Eagles are 2-12 away from home, compared to their 6-4 record at home. On the road, they are getting outscored by an average of 8.6 points per game.

Overall, Oral Roberts is 11-16, and they have lost five straight games. In Summit League play, they are 5-9, and they are coming off a 71-70 loss to Omaha.

Oral Roberts has an ATS record of 11-13 this season and they are 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. On the road, the Golden Eagles have gone 6-8 vs. the spread this year and they are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Oral Roberts games is 12-12. The average scoring total in their games is 150.7 points, which is lower than today’s over/under line of 155.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 139 points.

In their most recent game, the Golden Eagles’ offense tallied 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74.3 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Issac McBride, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 20.1, while Jailen Bedford also maintains a PPG average of 14.4 leading up to the game.

Coming into the game, Oral Roberts will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 75.7 points per game (264th). Against Omaha in their most recent game, the Oral Roberts defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Omaha to hit 42% of their shots.

Will South Dakota Make it Happen at Home?

South Dakota enters today’s game as a 2.5-point underdog. They have an overall record of 10-18 and are currently on a three-game losing streak. In Summit League play, they are 3-10.

At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 3-7, and they are coming off a four-point loss to Kansas City. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 4-6.

As the underdog, South Dakota has gone 9-11 vs. the spread this season and is 12-13 overall. At home, the Coyotes are just 4-6 vs. the spread and have gone 1-2 ATS in their last three home games.

South Dakota’s over/under record this season is 14-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 156.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 155.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.8). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 165 points.

In their recent matchup, the South Dakota offense ended with 78 points against Kansas City. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.7% and made 6 threes. Kaleb Stewart is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.2. Meanwhile, Lahat Thioune also brings a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.

Coming into the game, South Dakota will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 79.2 points per game (316th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Dakota’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.7% this season.