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South Dakota Coyotes host Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in college basketball action

Oral Roberts Golden EaglesSouth Dakota Coyotes
Dec 30, 8:00 PM | DakotaDome

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds


The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Coyotes in South Dakota at DakotaDome on Friday in college basketball action.

This season, the Coyotes are 5-7 overall and 3-3 ATS ATS, while the Golden Eagles are 10-4 and 4-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Dakota boasts a 3-2 on the OU, and Oral Roberts is 2-8.

View Oral Roberts vs South Dakota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Golden Eagles are listed as 10.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Coyotes sit at No. 177 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Eagles sit at No. 179 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Eagles will win this game 75-68.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features South Dakota's No. 111-ranked scoring average of 72.4 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 60 and allowing 61.1 PPG. The Coyotes FG% has averaged 45.5% to date this season, more than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (44.5% per game).

Defensively, Oral Roberts features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.3 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 44 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oral Roberts was a 72-65 winner on the road against UMKC. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles got a terrific 28-point effort from Dominique Morrison as Oral Roberts defeated UMKC 72-65 on Wednesday at Municipal Auditorium.

In their last action, South Dakota was an 81-75 loser at home against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites. The Coyotes got 21 points from Louie Krogman, but it was Southern Utah that prevailed in an 81-75 final on Wednesday at DakotaDome.

Next up:
Oral Roberts at Oakland, Tuesday, January 3
South Dakota at Western Illinois, Tuesday, January 3