Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Missouri Tigers ATS Prediction

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The Missouri Tigers (5-3) welcome the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (3-8) to Mizzou Arena. The Golden Eagles will attempt to put an end to a six-game road losing streak. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 7, 2018, and can be seen on SEC Network.

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Missouri Tigers Betting Odds

In their last game, the Tigers beat the Central Arkansas Bears, 68-55, while the Golden Eagles got blown out by the Missouri State Bears, 84-50.

Missouri played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.2 and a turnover percentage of 13.6. For those same stats, Central Arkansas had marks of 17.1 and 16.8, respectively. Oral Roberts, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.190 vs. 0.127). Mark Smith had a good outing for Missouri, finishing with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Kerwin Smith, meanwhile fueled Oral Roberts with 12 points and nine rebounds.

The aggressive Missouri offense could be living from the foul line in this meeting. Since last season, the Tigers rank 57th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.274, while Oral Roberts has been among the nation’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 265th-ranked FTA rate of 0.228).

Oral Roberts vs. Missouri Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Missouri, ATS Winner – Oral Roberts, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Missouri ranks 55th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while Oral Roberts ranks 271st (16.4).
  • The Golden Eagles average 3.6 blocks per game, which ranks 88th in the nation. The Tigers rank 150th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • Missouri ranks 103rd in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while Oral Roberts ranks 162nd in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).
  • The Tigers rank 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while the Golden Eagles rank 164th (35.1).
  • Missouri ranks 170th in steals allowed per game (6.5) while Oral Roberts ranks 239th (6.6).