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Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Preview

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Dec 3, 8:05 PM | Mabee Center

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds


The Golden Eagles will try to cover the spread at Mabee Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in college basketball action.

The Golden Eagles sit at 5-2 (1-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Thunderbirds are currently 4-3 (2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oral Roberts is 1-3 OU, and Southern Utah is 2-1 OU.

View Southern Utah vs Oral Roberts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oral Roberts opened as 16-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 269-ranked Golden Eagles and the No. 286-rated Thunderbirds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-68 win for the Golden Eagles on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Thunderbirds is ranked No. 234 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Oral Roberts’s No. 234 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Oral Roberts is the No. 188-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Southern Utah rates No. 337 at 3.3 per game.

Defensively, Southern Utah features the nation's No. 162-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Oral Roberts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 190 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Utah was an 80-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against Troy. Southern Utah got 22 points from Damon Heuir but lost anyway, 80-76, to Troy on Saturday at Centrum Arena.

Oral Roberts was a 68-63 winner in its last match at home against Missouri State. Warren Niles scored 19 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 68-63 victory over Missouri State at Mabee Center on Wednesday.

Next up:
Southern Utah at Weber State, Saturday, December 10
Oral Roberts at Oklahoma, Thursday, December 8