The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (1-5), who are currently riding a five-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they welcome the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (2-3) to Mabee Center. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 149.5 points with Oakland opening as a 7-point favorite. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, November 27, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Betting Preview
The Golden Grizzlies lost big to the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks in their last game, 102-59. Kendrick Nunn had a good game for Oakland, leading both teams in scoring with 23 points on 10-for-21 shooting. Kansas 0.257 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Oakland, who had a rate of 0.100. The Jayhawks mark was above their season average of 0.139, while the Golden Grizzlies was below their season average of 0.217.
In the Golden Eagles last game, they were dismantled by the Penn State Nittany Lions, 86-48. Emmanuel Nzekwesi led Oral Roberts in scoring with 11 points on 5-for-10 shooting. Penn States free throw rate was their largest advantage over Oral Roberts. The Nittany Lions had a rate of 0.228 (below their season average of 0.300), while the Golden Eagles posted a mark of 0.070 (below their season average of 0.169).
Getting to the line might be hard to come by for Oral Roberts in this matchup. Dating back to last season, the Golden Eagles rank 286th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.216, while Oakland ranks 40th in FTA rate allowed (0.200).
Both of these teams have typically gone under the O/U total. Oakland games have finished under 75.0 percent of the time, while 60.0 percent of games featuring Oral Roberts have finished under. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Golden Grizzlies have a substantial advantage. They are 2-3 SU and 1-3 ATS, while the Golden Eagles are 1-5 SU and 1-4 ATS.
The Golden Grizzlies won the lone game against the Golden Eagles last season, 92-64. The Golden Grizzlies played a nearly flawless game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.270 and a turnover percentage of 14.3. The Golden Eagles were 0.079 and 22.3, respectively, for those same stats.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oakland, ATS Winner – Oral Roberts, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Golden Grizzlies rank 83rd in three pointers allowed per game (19.8) while the Golden Eagles rank 264th (23.2).
- Oakland ranks 23rd in blocks per game (4.9) while Oral Roberts ranks 183rd (3.0).
- Oakland averages 16.7 assists per game, which ranks 15th in the NCAA. Oral Roberts ranks 295th in assists allowed per game (15.9).
- The Golden Grizzlies average 7.5 steals per game, which ranks 35th in the NCAA. The Golden Eagles rank 248th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
- Oakland ranks 39th in rebounds per game (38.6) while Oral Roberts ranks 245th in rebounds allowed per game (36.9).