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Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs South Dakota Coyotes Betting Preview

South Dakota CoyotesOral Roberts Golden Eagles
Jan 26, 8:05 PM | Mabee Center

South Dakota Coyotes vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds


The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting South Dakota Coyotes Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Golden Eagles sport records of 18-4 and 9-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Coyotes have 7-12 and 6-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-9 for the Golden Eagles and 6-6 for the Coyotes.

View South Dakota vs Oral Roberts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oral Roberts opened as 18.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Eagles at No. 160 and the Coyotes at No. 268 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-66 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oral Roberts's No. 73 nationally ranked offense (73.3 points per game) against a Coyotes defense that sits as the No. 289 at 72.6 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 47.8% from the field, more than the Coyotes have managed so far this season (44% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota owns the country's No. 221-rated mark, allowing 72.5 points per game on the highway. Oral Roberts, on the other hand, rates No. 96 in scoring at home.

South Dakota was a 47-45 loser in their most recent outing at home against Western Illinois. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Charlie Westbrook scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Coyotes to a win (they lost 47-45 to Western Illinois at DakotaDome on Saturday).

In their last action, Oral Roberts was a 93-86 winner at home against Oakland. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Warren Niles went off for 28 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Oral Roberts over Oakland, 93-86, on Saturday at Mabee Center.

Next up:
South Dakota at Southern Utah, Saturday, January 28
Oral Roberts home to UMKC, Saturday, January 28