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Bison visit Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in college basketball clash

North Dakota State BisonOral Roberts Golden Eagles
March 5, 9:30 PM | Sioux Falls Arena

North Dakota State Bison vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds

14-14TEAM RECORD17-14

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles try to run the Bison off the court at Sioux Falls Arena in college hoops action.

This game is part of the Summit League Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Sioux Falls Arena.

The Golden Eagles currently sports a 17-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3-1 ATS. The Bison are 14-14 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Eagles produce a 5-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bison have gone 0-1 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Eagles at No. 196 and the Bison at No. 162 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-76 result in favor of the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oral Roberts has the nation's No. 42-rated offensive output, at 75.1 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 265 allowing on average 71.1 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 47.9% so far, more than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Defensively, North Dakota State features the nation's No. 238-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. Oral Roberts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 54 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota State was an 84-61 winner in its last match at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Bison and Jackrabbits didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Dakota State was handed an 84-61 defeat on Friday at Bison Sports Arena.

Oral Roberts won its last outing, a 69-57 result against Western Illinois on February 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 18.5-point favorite. The Golden Eagles grabbed a 69-57 win over the Leathernecks on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Steven Roundtree at Mabee Center.