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NCAA hoops odds preview - Oral Roberts vs. Gonzaga

Oral Roberts Golden EaglesGonzaga Bulldogs
Dec 15, 9:00 PM | McCarthey Athletic Center

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds

7-3TEAM RECORD5-2

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Golden Eagles at McCarthey Athletic Center in NCAAB action.

The Golden Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 1-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 3-4 ATS. Oral Roberts is 1-5 on the totals; Gonzaga is 3-3-1.

View Oral Roberts vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bulldogs as 11.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Golden Eagles odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Gonzaga is rated No. 155 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oral Roberts is at No. 250. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-74 win for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Eagles rank No. 235 in NCAA Division 1 with 34 per game. That compares with Gonzaga’s No. 142 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Gonzaga is college basketball's No. 130-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Golden Eagles rate No. 267 with 5 per game.

Defensively, Oral Roberts features the nation's No. 139-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Gonzaga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.

Oral Roberts won its last outing, a 58-55 result against Arkansas-Little Rock on December 12. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Oral Roberts got 20 points from Roderick Pearson, Jr. en route to a 58-55 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Monday at Stephens Center.

Last time out for Gonzaga, they were a 74-67 loser as they battled Michigan State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Gonzaga suffered a 74-67 loss against Michigan State on Saturday, getting 19 points from David Stockton in a losing effort at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 3-0
After playing Michigan State are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Golden Eagles at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Gonzaga is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Oral Roberts at Xavier, Sunday, December 18
Gonzaga home to Arizona, Saturday, December 17

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