North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: Mabee Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: North Dakota (+11)
Mabee Center is the site where and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (5-5) will take on the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (2-9) on Friday. North Dakota opens this game as 11-point dogs. The over/under is set at 148.
North Dakota steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 2-9 so far this year. The Fighting Hawks are connecting on 28.1% on three-point attempts (66 of 235) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 60.9 points per outing (330th in D-1) while connecting on 40.5% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, North Dakota is collecting 31.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 120 assists on the season, which ranks 150th in college hoops in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Fighting Hawks have forced 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 fouls. They rank 287th in D-1 in giving up assists with 145 conceded for the season. The Fighting Hawks are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 48.6% (302 of 622) and they surrender 34.5 boards per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 211th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.5).
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks played the UMKC Kangaroos and took a loss by a final of 77-53 in their last game. North Dakota finished having earned a 36.7% field goal percentage (18 out of 49) and made 4 of their 19 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Fighting Hawks buried 13 of their 24 tries for a rate of 54.2%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they collected 22 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 8 assists in the game as well as earning 6 steals and 3 rejections. Regarding the defense, North Dakota allowed the other team to go 36.7% from the floor on 18 of 49 shooting. UMKC doled out 12 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. In addition, the Kangaroos snagged 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 3 blocks. UMKC ended up going 78.6% from the charity stripe by converting 11 of 14 attempts. They also buried 2 of 7 shots from 3-point range.
Filip Rebraca is a guy who played a role for the contest. He racked up 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and snagged 8 boards. Rebraca finished the game at 60.0% from the field and distributed 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Fighting Hawks was De'Sean Allen-Eikens. He totaled 2 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor for the game via 3-of-6 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Allen-Eikens played 21 minutes.
Oral Roberts has a win-loss record of 5-5 on the season. The Golden Eagles are responsible for committing 18.3 personal fouls per contest and they go 78.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.1 times per contest (95th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.5 times per contest. Oral Roberts has scored 844 points so far this year (84.4 per game) and they pull down 39.4 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Golden Eagles are shooting 44.6% from the floor, which is ranked 179th in the nation. The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 292nd in D-1 in points given up per game with 76.9. The Oral Roberts defense allows 31.5% from downtown (64 of 203) and opponents are knocking down 72.1% of their foul shots. They surrender 12.0 dimes and 41.3 boards per game, ranking them 129th and 327th in the nation. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (123rd in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles took home the win by a final score of 86-75 when they faced the Omaha Mavericks. The Golden Eagles were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the matchup. They blocked 3 tries while getting 5 steals for the game. The Mavericks committed 19 fouls in the game which got the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of those for a percentage of 85.7%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Oral Roberts buried 12 out of their 26 attempts (46.2%). When all was said and done, the Golden Eagles went 28 for 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.1%. The Golden Eagles allowed the Mavericks to convert 31 out of 73 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.5% in this contest. They finished 8.3% from 3-point land via 1 out of 12 and finished the game at 12 out of 18 from the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding rebounds, Oral Roberts permitted Omaha to pull down 37 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Max Abmas was important for the Golden Eagles in the game. He converted 13 out of 20 for this contest for a rate of 65.0%, which earned him 37 points. Abmas collected 2 boards in his 40 minutes played and had 3 assists in the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Oral Roberts was Kevin Obanor. He finished with 27 points in his 39 minutes played by way of 8 of 14 from the floor in this matchup. Obanor ended the game having shot 57.1% from the field as well as totaling 2 assists and 12 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Dakota (+11)
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