Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 12/20/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Oral Roberts (+20)
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (3-4) are headed to Bud Walton Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Arkansas Razorbacks (6-0). Oral Roberts opens this matchup as 20-point dogs. The over/under opens at 153.
Oral Roberts heads into this game with a win-loss record of 3-4 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Oral Roberts is pulling down 42.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 109 dimes on the year, which ranks 47th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Golden Eagles are hitting 37.1% on shots from 3-point land (89 of 240) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. They average 83.9 points per game (40th in college hoops) while going 43.5% from the field. On defense, the Golden Eagles have forced 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.2% from beyond the arc and they rank 252nd in D-1 in opponents points per game (74.9). The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.5% (180 of 456) and they relinquish 40.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 213th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 79 surrendered on the campaign.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles faced the Oklahoma Sooners and took a loss by a final of 79-65 in their last game. Oral Roberts ended the contest with a 32.8% FG percentage (22 of 67) and made 9 of 32 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles made 12 of 12 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. When discussing rebounding, they collected 32 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 6 assists for the matchup while getting 6 steals and 3 blocks. In relation to defending, Oral Roberts allowed 32.8% from the field on 22 out of 67. Oklahoma doled out 13 assists and 3 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Sooners pulled down 46 boards (14 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Oklahoma ended up going 76.2% from the free throw line by burying 16 of their 21 tries. They also converted 9 of their 24 shots from distance.
Max Abmas is someone who played a role in the game. He finished with 20 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins and also collected 4 boards. Abmas shot 53.8% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes. One more player that played big minutes in this matchup for the Golden Eagles was Kevin Obanor. He grabbed 8 rebounds and also totaled 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 35.7% from the floor in this contest by going 5-of-14 (16 points). When all was said and done, Obanor played 33 minutes.
Arkansas has a win-loss record of 6-0 this season. The Razorbacks are committing 14.7 fouls per contest and they go 71.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 17.8 times per contest (36th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.0 times per game. Arkansas has totaled 548 pts on the year (91.3 per game) and they collect 46.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Razorbacks are hitting on 48.3% from the floor, which ranks them 89th in college basketball. The Razorbacks on defense are ranked 15th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 57.5. They have conceded 9.5 dimes and 34.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 30th and 139th in college hoops. The Arkansas defense gives up 28.2% on shots from distance (37 of 131) and their opponents are making 66.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 33.9% from the floor (10th in the country).
For their last game, the Arkansas Razorbacks went home victorious with a score of 100-75 when they faced the Central Arkansas Bears. The Razorbacks pulled down 24 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this contest. They turned away 8 shots while earning 10 steals for this game. The Bears were called for 12 fouls in this contest which got the Razorbacks to the charity stripe for 9 tries. They were able to make 8 of them for a percentage of 88.9%. Concerning three-point attempts, Arkansas made 12 of 30 attempts (40.0%). In all, the Razorbacks ended up shooting 40 for 76 from the floor which had them shooting 52.6%. The Razorbacks permitted the Bears to bury 28 of their 66 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.4% in this matchup. They finished shooting 34.6% from three-point range by connecting on 9 out of 26 and finished the game at 10 of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). When discussing rebounds, Arkansas allowed Central Arkansas to grab 35 in total (8 offensive).
Moses Moody ended up being important for the Razorbacks for this game. He knocked down 6 out of 11 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Moody snagged 7 boards in his 35 minutes and had 3 assists for the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Arkansas was Jalen Tate. He accumulated 17 points in 30 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 8 shooting in the game. Tate finished going 75.0% from the field and also collecting 11 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oral Roberts (+20)
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