Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Golden Eagles College Hoops Game Preview
Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds
Oral Roberts will look to improve on its 14-10 record on Thursday when they host Sam Houston State in NCAA basketball odds action at Mabee Center.
Oral Roberts will face the 13-10 Bearkats, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bearkats are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 128 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 96 (Bearkats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-69 result in favor of the Bearkats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bearkats is ranked No. 28 in NCAA hoops at 38.8 per game. Contrast that with Oral Roberts’s No. 133 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Oral Roberts is the No. 297-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while Sam Houston State rates No. 128 at 6.6 per game.
Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 103-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Oral Roberts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Sam Houston State was a 78-40 winner at home against Lamar. Sam Houston State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Lamar out of the gym and running up a 78-40 score at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
Oral Roberts lost its last outing, a 77-67 result against Stephen F. Austin on February 9. Damen Bell-Holter scored 22 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 77-67 against Stephen F. Austin in college basketball action at William R. Johnson Coliseum.
Sam Houston State at Central Arkansas, Saturday, February 16
Oral Roberts home to Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, February 16