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Oral Roberts Golden EaglesWestern Illinois Leathernecks
Jan 12, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds


The Western Illinois Leathernecks will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Golden Eagles at Western Hall in NCAAB action.

The Leathernecks bring a 9-5 record (7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-4 Golden Eagles, who are 8-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Western Illinois go 2-5 so far and the Golden Eagles go 6-8.

View Oral Roberts vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Leathernecks installed as 6-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 183-rated Oral Roberts taking on the No. 135-rated Leathernecks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-73 win for the Leathernecks on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 285 in NCAA hoops at 32.1 per game. Contrast that with Western Illinois’s No. 286 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Illinois is the No. 248-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Oral Roberts rates No. 181 at 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oral Roberts owns the country's No. 82-rated mark, allowing 65.9 points per game on the highway. Western Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 253 in scoring at home.

Oral Roberts was a 97-75 winner in its last match at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Golden Eagles and Jackrabbits didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Dakota State was handed a 97-75 defeat on Saturday at Mabee Center.

Western Illinois was a 75-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. The Leathernecks got 21 points from Jack Houpt as Western Illinois ran past IUPU Fort Wayne 75-65 on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

Next up:
Oral Roberts at IUPUI, Saturday, January 14
Western Illinois home to Southern Utah, Saturday, January 14