Oral Roberts at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles head to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 21.5 point favorites.
Oral Roberts heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-10. They currently have a point differential of -10.4 as they are averaging 69.4 points per contest while giving up 79.9 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 85.0 points per contest and giving up 73.4, which is a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are 8-3 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-3 against the over/under this year
Key Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Injuries
12/05/17 G Austin Ruder Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/16/17 G James Conley Left Team is out for season
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Emmanuel Nzekwesi averages 12.4 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%. Albert Owens averages 13.4 points per contest while playing 27.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Nate Mason averages 15.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4 rebounds per game and dishes 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Jordan Murphy scores 20.3 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 13 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 79.9 points per contest which is 313th in Division 1. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 320th and 230th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 247th, and they allow 18.0 assists per game which puts them in 340th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in the nation. Oral Roberts averages 69.4 points per contest this year, which is 291st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -10.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 258th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 226th in college basketball. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 194th and 151st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 100th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers give up 73.4 points per game, which ranks them 208th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 92nd and 308th in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 238th with 36.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Gophers are 127th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year. Minnesota is 29th in Division 1 with 85.0 points per contest this season. They are 102nd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 166th in D-1. They are 7th in college basketball in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 34th in assists per game with 17.2. The Golden Gophers are 305th in turnovers per contest with 11.8.
The Golden Eagles are 285th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.4, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 331st. In terms of pace they are 281st in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 284th. As a team they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 313th in Division 1. Oral Roberts is 105th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 324th in the nation.
Minnesota is 338th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 112th in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 40th in the country in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 154th. In terms of pace they are 58th in Division 1 with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 178th. As a team they are 167th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 328th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oral Roberts +21.5 and under 148 total points
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