Looking to win big? The Golden Eagles and Tommies face off at 8:00 ET on Summ. The Tommies are hosting the game at Schoenecker Arena in Saint Paul, MN. The over/under for this game is set at 144 points, and St. Thomas (MN) is favored by -7.5 vs. Oral Roberts in a Summit conference matchup.
ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES VS ST. THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +7.5
This game will be played at Schoenecker Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.
WHY BET THE ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-67 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
- Not only will Oral Roberts pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the over with a projected 147 points.
Do the Golden Eagles Have a Shot at a Win at Saint Paul?
Oral Roberts comes into this game with a record of 11-11, including a 5-4 record in Summit League action. They are currently riding a three-game win streak, and their most recent game was an 82-76 victory over Denver.
On the season, the Golden Eagles have gone 2-9 on the road, and their average scoring margin in those games is -7.9. As the underdog, Oral Roberts has gone 3-8, compared to their 5-3 record as the favorite.
Oral Roberts has an ATS record of 10-9 this season and is 5-6 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Golden Eagles have gone 6-5 vs. the spread this year and have an underdog ATS mark of 6-4 over their last 10 games.
This season, the over/under record for Oral Roberts sits at 10-9. So far, their games have averaged 152.4 points compared to an average over/under line of 149.7, resulting in an average margin of +2.7 points versus the over/under line. Today’s over/under line of 144 is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (156) and their games this season have finished with more points than 144 in 13 of 19 contests.
In their latest game, Oral Roberts’ offense looked good, scoring 82 points against Denver. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.6% and made 14/21 free throws. Issac McBride is leading the team in scoring at 20.8 points per contest. Jailen Bedford has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.6 going into the game.
At present, the Golden Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 242nd, allowing 75.2 points per game. Against Denver in their most recent game, the Oral Roberts defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Denver to hit 53% of their shots.
Can the Tommies Hold Strong at Home?
St. Thomas has a record of 15-9 this season, including a mark of 6-3 at home. They have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home. So far, the Tommies have been favored in 14 of their 24 games, going 8-6 in those contests.
Oral Roberts comes into this game with a record of 5-4 in Summit League action. St. Thomas has gone 10-5 in non-conference games this season. In their last game, the Tommies beat Kansas City by a score of 71-56.
As the favorite this season, St. Thomas has gone 6-8 vs. the spread. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Tommies are 1-2 vs. the spread and they have gone 4-4 at home vs. the spread this season.
So far this season, the over/under record for St. Thomas (MN) games is 8-13. Today’s over/under line of 144 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (136.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points.
The St. Thomas (MN) offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Kansas City. They posted a field goal percentage of 59.1% and connected on 10 threes. Kendall Blue led the scoring for the Tommies, contributing 16 points. Additionally, Ryan Dufault chipped in with 16 points.
In the current season, the St. Thomas (MN) defense has excelled, sitting 16th in the nation by allowing 63.6 points per game. Against Kansas City in their most recent game, the St. Thomas (MN) defense gave up a total of 56 points while allowing Kansas City to hit 42% of their shots.