NCAA hoops odds preview - Lamar vs. Oral Roberts
Lamar Cardinals vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mabee Center Thursday as host Oral Roberts looks to handle the Lamar Cardinals in NCAA hoops action.
The Cardinals will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 1-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Eagles are 2-1 ATS. Lamar is 0-1 on the totals; Oral Roberts is 1-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 319-rated Lamar taking on the No. 112-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-49 win for the Golden Eagles on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 130 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with Oral Roberts’s No. 142 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oral Roberts is college basketball's No. 292-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Cardinals rate No. 349 with 1.7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lamar owns the country's No. 318-rated mark, allowing 77.7 points per game on the highway. Oral Roberts, on the other hand, rates No. 215 in scoring at home.
Lamar was a 74-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against McNeese State. Lamar was run off the court by the Cowboys on Saturday as McNeese State routed them 74-50 at Burton Coliseum.
Oral Roberts was a 65-61 winner in its last match on the road against Sam Houston State. Shawn Glover scored 17 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 65-61 victory over Sam Houston State at Bernard Johnson Coliseum on Saturday.
Lamar at Central Arkansas, Saturday, January 26
Oral Roberts home to McNeese State, Saturday, January 26