Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota Summit Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The top-seeded Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (27-4, 18-0 Summit) are 16.5-point favorites in the Summit Tournament against the No. 9 seed North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks (13-19, 6-12 Summit) on Saturday at Denny Sanford Premier Center. The contest tips off at 7:00 PM and airs on ESPN+, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has a point total of 156.5.
Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota Odds
- Oral Roberts odds to win: -1960
- North Dakota odds to win: +1033
- Spread: Oral Roberts (-16.5)
- Total: 156.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Venue: Denny Sanford Premier Center
Who Will Win Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota?
Oral Roberts and North Dakota Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Oral Roberts has a 2-2 record against the spread when favored by 16.5 points or more this season.
In games it has played as at least a 16.5-point underdog this season, North Dakota is 2-1 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 0.5 fewer points per game, 156, than this matchup’s over/under of 156.5 points.
Oral Roberts and North Dakota have seen their opponents average a combined 12.9 fewer points per game than the point total of 156.5 set in this outing.
Oral Roberts’ average point total in outings this season is 154.4, 2.1 points fewer than the over/under in this game.
The average total in Fightin’ Hawks games this year is 11.4 fewer points than the point total of 156.5 in this outing.
So far this season, the Golden Eagles have compiled a 12-14-1 record against the spread.
The Fightin’ Hawks have a 16-13-1 record against the spread this year.
Oral Roberts Stats & Insights
Oral Roberts’ +425 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 13.7 points per game) is a result of scoring 84.1 points per game (third in college basketball) while allowing 70.4 per outing (189th in college basketball).
Oral Roberts is 49th in college basketball at 34.2 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 33.5 its opponents average.
The Golden Eagles connect on 10.9 three-pointers per game (second-most in college basketball) at a 37.2% rate (35th in college basketball), compared to the 8.9 per game their opponents make at a 35.1% rate.
Oral Roberts’ 105.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank fourth in college basketball, and the 88.2 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 89th in college basketball.
Offensively, the Golden Eagles have performed better at home this season, averaging 88.2 points per game, compared to 79.7 per game when playing on the road.
North Dakota Stats & Insights
North Dakota has a -42 scoring differential, falling short by 1.3 points per game. It is putting up 71.9 points per game, 177th in college basketball, and is giving up 73.2 per contest to rank 275th in college basketball.
North Dakota is 237th in the country at 30.9 rebounds per game. That’s 1.9 fewer than the 32.8 its opponents average.
North Dakota connects on 9.3 three-pointers per game (26th in college basketball), 2.8 more than its opponents. It shoots 35% from deep (144th in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 34.9%.
North Dakota’s 94.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 159th in college basketball, and the 96.4 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 311th in college basketball.
The Fightin’ Hawks are putting up more points at home (73.4 per game) than away (69.5).
Oral Roberts Key Players to Watch
The Golden Eagles leader in points and assists is Max Abmas, who scores 22.3 points per game along with 3.6 assists.
Connor Vanover is Oral Roberts’ best rebounder, hauling in an average of 7.1 boards in each contest while scoring 12.6 points per game.
Abmas leads the Golden Eagles in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Kareem Thompson is Oral Roberts’ leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Vanover leads them in blocks with 3.1 per contest.
North Dakota Key Players to Watch
B.J. Omot is the top scorer for the Fightin’ Hawks with 11.9 points per game. He also adds 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game to his scoring output.
The North Dakota leaders in rebounding and assists are Tsotne Tsartsidze with 5.6 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.9 points and 1.4 assists per game) and Jalun Trent with 2.4 assists per game (he also tacks on 6.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game).
Matt Norman is reliable from three-point range and leads the Fightin’ Hawks with 2.5 made threes per game.
Treysen Eaglestaff (0.8 steals per game) is the steal leader for North Dakota while Omot (one block per game) is the block leader.
Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota Prediction
- Pick ATS:
North Dakota (+16.5)
- Pick OU:
Oral Roberts 82, North Dakota 66
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