Looking to win big? The Jackrabbits and Golden Eagles face off at 8:00 ET on Summ. The Golden Eagles are hosting the game at Mabee Center in Tulsa, OK. South Dakota State is favored by -2 in this Summit conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 156.5 points.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS VS ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +2
This game will be played at Mabee Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
- Not only will Oral Roberts pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Jackrabbits?
South Dakota State comes into this game as a two-point favorite and has been favored in 12 of their 21 games this season. They have gone 7-5 in those games and are 12-9 overall. The Jackrabbits have won three straight games and have a 5-1 record in Summit League play.
On the road this season, South Dakota State is 5-5 compared to their 4-4 record at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -2.3 compared to +4.9 at home. In their last 10 road games, they have gone 5-5.
South Dakota State has an ATS record of 9-9 this season and they are 5-7 vs. the spread when favored. On the road, the Jackrabbits have gone 6-4 vs. the spread this year and they are 2-1 in their last 3 road games vs. the spread.
South Dakota State’s over/under record this season is 11-7 and today’s line of 156.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.7). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than the line today. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.
In their recent game, the Jackrabbits’ offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.8 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Zeke Mayo, who is averaging 18 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, William Kyle III also maintains a PPG average of 13.2 heading into game.
At this time, the Jackrabbits’ defense is positioned 161st in the country, permitting 72.1 points per game. Against Kansas City in their most recent game, the South Dakota State defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Kansas City to hit 49% of their shots.
Do the Golden Eagles Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?
Oral Roberts is 4-2 at home this season, and they have gone 8-2 in their last ten games at home. They are coming off a 74-67 win over Omaha, and they are 2-1 in their last three home games.
On the year, the Golden Eagles are 9-11, and they are 3-4 in Summit League play. Oral Roberts has been an underdog in ten games this season, going 2-8 in those games. They have gone 6-7 in non-conference action.
Oral Roberts has an ATS record of 8-9 this season, going 3-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles are 5-5 vs. the spread.
Oral Roberts’ over/under record for the season is 9-8. The average scoring total in their games this year is 151.1 points, which is 2.5 points higher than the average over/under line of 148.6. Today’s over/under line of 156.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this season and their last three games have an over/under record of 1-2.
In their latest game, Oral Roberts offense put up 74 points against Omaha. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.1% and made 12 threes. Issac McBride is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 20.2. Meanwhile, Jailen Bedford also brings a PPG average of 14.7 into the game.
At this time, the Golden Eagles’ defense is positioned 221st in the country, permitting 74.8 points per game. Oral Roberts’ three-point defense is currently 131st in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.3% of their shots vs. Oral Roberts.