Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Oral Roberts (+13)
Charles Koch Arena is the site where and the Wichita State Shockers (0-0) will take on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (1-1) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Wichita State as 13-point favorites. The total is set at 151.
Oral Roberts enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-1 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.0 fouls per game. As a team, Oral Roberts is pulling down 35.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 29 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 129th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Eagles are hitting 31.3% on three-point shots (20 of 64) and 82.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 78.5 points per game (100th in Division 1) while hitting 43.5% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Golden Eagles are able to force 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. The Golden Eagles are giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (55 of 123) and they surrender 39.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 251st in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 29 relinquished on the campaign. They give up 34.8% on three-point shots and they are 286th in D-1 in points per game allowed (77.0).
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles faced off with the Rogers State Hillcats and went home with a win by a final score of 93-63 in their last contest. Oral Roberts wrapped up the game having earned a 53.4% FG percentage (31 of 58) and knocked down 13 of their 29 shots from downtown. When shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles made 18 of 23 attempts for a rate of 78.3%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 35 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists for the game while earning 7 steals and 5 blocks. Regarding the defense, Oral Roberts allowed 53.4% from the floor on 31 of 58. Rogers State doled out 11 assists and 4 steals for this contest. In addition, the Hillcats snagged 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Rogers State finished the game at 68.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 22 tries. They also knocked down 6 out of their 21 shots from distance.
Max Abmas is a guy who saw a lot of minutes in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes played and also grabbed 2 boards. Abmas finished the game at 37.5% from the floor and also totaled 5 dimes. One more player that played a role in this matchup for the Golden Eagles was Kevin Obanor. He pulled down 9 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game at 38.5% from the floor for the game by going 5-of-13 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Obanor was on the court for 29 minutes.
The last time they took the hardwood last year, the Wichita State Shockers walked away with a victory by a final of 79-57 when they faced the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The Shockers were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the matchup. They also stuffed 3 shots while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Golden Hurricane were called for 13 fouls for the game which took the Shockers to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They were able to convert 14 of the free throws for a rate of 93.3%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Wichita State converted 11 of 28 attempts (39.3%). Overall, the Shockers shot 27 for 57 from the field which had them at 47.4%. The Shockers permitted the Golden Hurricane to knock down 17 of 50 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 34.0% for the matchup. They finished 41.2% from distance by hitting 7 out of 17 and finished the game at 16 of 23 at the free throw line (69.6%). Regarding how they rebounded, Wichita State allowed Tulsa to pull down 24 in all (2 offensive).
Trey Wade ended up playing a lot for the Shockers for this contest. He knocked down 3 out of 7 for the contest giving him a rate of 42.9%, which got him 8 points. Wade totaled 5 boards in his 31 minutes and totaled 2 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Wichita State was Jamarius Burton. He scored 14 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 8 shooting for the game. Burton ended the game having shot 62.5% from the field in addition to earning 5 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oral Roberts (+13)
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