Oral Roberts Golden Eagles visit Nicholls State Colonels in college basketball clash
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Nicholls State Colonels Odds
The visiting Oral Roberts Golden Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Stopher Gym against the Nicholls State Colonels.
This season, the Colonels are 2-9 overall and 1-2 ATS ATS, while the Golden Eagles are 6-7 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Nicholls State boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and Oral Roberts is 1-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Colonels, most recently No. 340 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 127 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-58 victory for the Golden Eagles.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nicholls State's No. 245-ranked offense, averaging 64.7 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 210 at 67.8 PPG. The Colonels field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.
Defensively, Oral Roberts features the nation's No. 175-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Nicholls State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.
Oral Roberts was an 86-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Southeastern Louisiana. Southeastern Louisiana was victimized by Damen Bell-Holter for 35 points as the Golden Eagles defeated the Lions 86-72 in college hoops action on Thursday.
Nicholls State won its last outing, an 83-79 result against Central Arkansas on January 3. The Colonels grabbed an 83-79 win over the Bears on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Fred Hunter at Stopher Gym.
Oral Roberts home to Northwestern State, Thursday, January 10
Nicholls State at McNeese State, Monday, January 7