Houston Baptist Huskies vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Betting Prediction 11/08/19

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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (0-1) open their home schedule at Mabee Center against the Houston Baptist Huskies (0-1). Action begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Houston Baptist Huskies vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Golden Eagles fell to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 80-75, while the Huskies were defeated by the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 80-72.

Houston Baptist had a better offensive rebounding percentage (35.6 vs. 31.4) while Oral Roberts had a better turnover percentage (17.1 vs. 21.7). Emmanuel Nzekwesi was a key piece for Oral Roberts with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Houston Baptist, meanwhile, rallied around Ian DuBose, who recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds.

This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of Oral Roberts. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Oral Roberts ranks 290th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.3 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Houston Baptist has forced the 75th-most turnovers in the nation (20.7 percent). Moreover, the Huskies rank 25th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.280), while the Golden Eagles rank 260th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.251).

Houston Baptist Huskies vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Houston Baptist, ATS Winner – Houston Baptist, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Houston Baptist ranks 29th in steals per game (7.8) while Oral Roberts ranks 252nd (4.9).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 144th in blocks per game (3.3) while the Huskies rank 263rd (1.8).
  • Houston Baptist ranks 48th in rebounds per game (38.1) while Oral Roberts ranks 133rd (36.1).
  • The Huskies average 14.8 assists per game, which ranks 67th in the NCAA. The Golden Eagles rank 276th in assists allowed per game (15.2).
  • Oral Roberts ranks 129th in three pointers attempted per game (23.2) while Houston Baptist ranks 260th (19.9).