Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas Summit Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, March 6, 2023
The No. 1 seed Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (28-4, 18-0 Summit) are favored by 13 points in their Summit Tournament matchup against the No. 5 seed Saint Thomas Tommies (19-13, 9-9 Summit) on Monday at Denny Sanford Premier Center, beginning at 7:00 PM on ESPN+. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has a point total of 155.
Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas Odds
- Oral Roberts odds to win: -973
- St. Thomas odds to win: +621
- Spread: Oral Roberts (-13)
- Total: 155
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Venue: Denny Sanford Premier Center
Who Will Win Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas?
Oral Roberts and St. Thomas Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Oral Roberts is 4-9 against the spread when favored by 13 points or more this season.
When it has played as at least a 13-point underdog this season, St. Thomas is 1-1 against the spread.
These teams average 158.8 points per game combined, 3.8 more than the total of 155.
Oral Roberts and St. Thomas have seen their opponents average a combined 14.1 fewer points per game than the point total of 155 set in this outing.
Oral Roberts’ average point total in matchups this season is 155.1, 0.1 points higher than the over/under in this game.
Tommies games this year have averaged a total of 144.6 points, 10.4 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
The Golden Eagles have gone 12-15-1 ATS this season.
The Tommies’ ATS record is 19-10-1 this year.
Oral Roberts Stats & Insights
Oral Roberts has a +441 scoring differential, topping opponents by 13.7 points per game. It is putting up 84.4 points per game to rank third in college basketball and is allowing 70.7 per contest to rank 198th in college basketball.
Oral Roberts is 51st in college basketball at 34.1 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 33.4 its opponents average.
The Golden Eagles knock down 10.9 three-pointers per game (second-most in college basketball) while shooting 37.3% from beyond the arc (35th in college basketball). They are making 2.1 more threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 8.8 per game while shooting 35.1%.
Oral Roberts ranks third in college basketball by averaging 105.9 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 102nd in college basketball, allowing 88.6 points per 100 possessions.
The Golden Eagles post 88.2 points per game in home games, compared to 79.7 points per game in road games, a difference of 8.5 points per contest.
St. Thomas Stats & Insights
St. Thomas has a +136 scoring differential, topping opponents by 4.2 points per game. It is putting up 74.4 points per game, 118th in college basketball, and is allowing 70.2 per contest to rank 183rd in college basketball.
St. Thomas loses the rebound battle by 2.9 boards on average. It collects 28.6 rebounds per game, 326th in college basketball, while its opponents grab 31.5.
St. Thomas knocks down 9 three-pointers per game (34th in college basketball), 2.2 more than its opponents.
St. Thomas averages 100.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (25th in college basketball), and gives up 95.1 points per 100 possessions (281st in college basketball).
In 2022-23 the Tommies are averaging 12.4 more points per game at home (81.1) than on the road (68.7).
Oral Roberts Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Golden Eagles is Max Abmas, who scores 22 points and dishes out 3.6 assists per game.
Connor Vanover is Oral Roberts’ best rebounder, pulling down an average of seven boards in each contest while scoring 12.8 points per game.
Abmas makes more threes per game than any other member of the Golden Eagles, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.6 per contest.
The Oral Roberts steals leader is Kareem Thompson, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Vanover, who compiles three rejections per contest.
St. Thomas Key Players to Watch
The Tommies’ Andrew Rohde racks up enough points (17 per game) and assists (3.7 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
Parker Bjorklund is at the top of the St. Thomas rebounding leaderboard with 5.3 rebounds per game. He also notches 15 points and adds 1.2 assists per game.
Riley Miller is the top shooter from distance for the Tommies, hitting 2.7 threes per game.
St. Thomas’ leader in steals is Rohde (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is Ahjany Lee (0.7 per game).
Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas Prediction
- Pick ATS:
St. Thomas (+13)
- Pick OU:
Oral Roberts 80, St. Thomas 69
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