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Thunderbirds open as college hoops underdog vs Golden Eagles

Oral Roberts Golden EaglesSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Feb 25, 9:30 PM | Centrum Arena

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds

25-5TEAM RECORD13-15

The Thunderbirds will try to cover the spread at Centrum Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Golden Eagles have watched them go 25-5 and 12-15 ATS on the year, while the Thunderbirds are at 13-15 and 12-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Thunderbirds are 7-15-1, while the Golden Eagles have a 14-12 mark.

View Oral Roberts vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Thunderbirds as 7.5-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Thunderbirds, most recently No. 264 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 183 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-66 victory for the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Utah's No. 277-rated squad against Oral Roberts's No. 286-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Utah rates No. 345 in the country with 2.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 235 nationally with 5.5 per match.

Defensively, Oral Roberts features the nation's No. 135-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Southern Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 271 nationally in scoring at home.

Oral Roberts won its last outing, a 67-61 result against Akron on February 18. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Dominique Morrison scored 16 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 67-61 victory over Akron at Mabee Center on Saturday.

In their last action, Southern Utah was a 57-52 loser on the road against UC Riverside. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Ray Jones, Jr. scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Thunderbirds to a win (they lost 57-52 to UC Riverside at Student Center on Saturday).