McNeese State Cowboys face Oral Roberts Golden Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
McNeese State Cowboys vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds
Oral Roberts will look to improve on its 11-8 record on Saturday when they host McNeese State in NCAA basketball odds action at Mabee Center.
The Golden Eagles are 11-8 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Cowboys, meanwhile, are 8-9 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oral Roberts go 1-1 and the Cowboys go 1-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Eagles rated this week at No. 112 and the Cowboys sitting at No. 199. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-67 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oral Roberts's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 69.9 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 273 at 70.6 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.
Defensively, McNeese State features the nation's No. 330-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.6 points per game. Oral Roberts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 143 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for McNeese State, they were a 103-98 loser as they battled Central Arkansas on the road. Ledrick Eackles went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Central Arkansas handed McNeese State a 103-98 defeat at Farris Center.
Oral Roberts won its last outing, a 91-74 result against Lamar on January 24. Oral Roberts got 33 points from Warren Niles en route to a 91-74 victory over Lamar on Thursday at Mabee Center.
McNeese State home to Stephen F. Austin, Wednesday, January 30
Oral Roberts home to Nicholls State, Thursday, January 31