Oral Roberts at UNLV College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles head to MGM Grand Garden Arena to take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 15.5 point favorites.
Oral Roberts heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-7. They currently have a point differential of -11.4 as they are averaging 69.0 points per contest while giving up 80.4 per game. UNLV has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 91.8 points per contest and giving up 72.6, which is a point differential of 19.1.
Valuable Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 6-2 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 7-1 against the over/under this year
Key Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Injuries
12/04/17 G Austin Ruder Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs UNLV
11/16/17 G James Conley Left Team is out for season
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Albert Owens averages 15.3 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Austin Ruder averages 11.5 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Brandon McCoy scores 20.4 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Shakur Juiston averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 38%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oral Roberts averages 69.0 points per contest this year, which is 285th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -11.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 278th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 210th in Division 1. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 168th and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 102nd with 14.8 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 80.4 points per contest, which is 305th in the country. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 311th and 166th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 279th, and they allow 17.1 assists per game which puts them in 326th place in college basketball. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV is 7th in the country with 91.8 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 19.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 159th in Division 1. They are 1st in the country in rebounding with 46.4 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 19.5. The Runnin' Rebels are 59th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Runnin' Rebels give up 72.6 points per game, which ranks them 192nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 24% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 35th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 9.1 dimes allowed per game and 242nd with 36.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Runnin' Rebels are 123rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Golden Eagles are 290th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.9, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 330th. In terms of pace they are 291st in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 295th. As a team they are 317th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 305th in Division 1. Oral Roberts is 112th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 304th in the nation.
UNLV is 167th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 8th in Division 1. The Runnin' Rebels are 46th in the nation in defensive rating with 91.1, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 37th. They are 23rd in D-1 in pace with 77.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 56th. As a unit they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 337th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oral Roberts/UNLV college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oral Roberts +15.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks