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Western Illinois LeathernecksOral Roberts Golden Eagles
March 5, 7:00 PM | Sioux Falls Arena

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds

17-13TEAM RECORD27-5

A key college battle sees the visiting Leathernecks travelling to Oral Roberts Monday to take on the Golden Eagles on Monday.

It's a game in the Summit League Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Sioux Falls Arena.

Oral Roberts will face the 17-13 Leathernecks, who own a 12-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 15-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Leathernecks are 7-14 favoring the OVER.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 228-rated Western Illinois taking on the No. 183-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-68 win for the Golden Eagles on Monday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oral Roberts's No. 49 nationally ranked offense (73.6 points per game) against a Leathernecks defense that sits as the No. 23 at 60 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 48.9% from the field, more than the Leathernecks have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Illinois owns the country's No. 68-rated mark, allowing 65.3 points per game on the highway. Oral Roberts, on the other hand, rates No. 78 in scoring at home.

Western Illinois was a 58-53 winner in its last match at home against North Dakota State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Leathernecks grabbed a 58-53 win over the Bison on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Obi Emegano at Sioux Falls Arena.

Last time out for Oral Roberts, they were a 71-67 winner as they battled IUPU Fort Wayne at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite. Oral Roberts got 17 points from Warren Niles en route to a 71-67 victory over IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday at Sioux Falls Arena.