Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 3/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Oral Roberts (+12.5)
The Arkansas Razorbacks (24-6) play the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (18-10) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday in the Sweet 16. The spread on this game has Arkansas as 12.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 159.5.
Oral Roberts comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 18-10 for the year. They have an average of 81.5 pts per contest (12th in college hoops) while shooting 45.0% from the field. The Golden Eagles are hitting 38.5% on shots from beyond the arc (315 of 818) and 82.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Oral Roberts is grabbing 34.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 354 assists so far this year, which is 104th in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.4 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Golden Eagles are forcing 13.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. The Golden Eagles defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 43.6% (768 of 1,762) and they concede 39.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 248th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 339 conceded so far this year. They give up 34.2% on three-point shots and they rank 292nd in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (75.7).
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles played the Florida Gators and earned the victory with a final of 81-78 in their last game. Oral Roberts wrapped up the game having earned a 45.6% FG percentage (26 of 57) and buried 10 of their 30 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles buried 19 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 82.6%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 20 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 assists in this contest while forcing 19 turnovers and earning 12 steals. Concerning defense, Oral Roberts allowed their opponent to shoot 55.2% from the field on 32 out of 58 shooting. Florida recorded 12 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. In addition, Florida pulled down 34 boards (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Florida ended up shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe by burying 7 of 9 attempts. They converted 7 of 22 shots from long range.
Kevin Obanor is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up scoring 28 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He played 40 minutes played and collected 11 boards. Obanor finished the contest at 56.3% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. Someone else that played a role in this contest for the Golden Eagles was Max Abmas. He grabbed 2 rebounds in his 40 min played. He finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor in this game by hitting 6-of-14 (26 points). When all was said and done, Abmas earned 7 assists.
Arkansas has a win-loss record of 24-6 this year. The Razorbacks are committing 16.8 fouls every game while shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.7 times per contest (79th in Division 1) and they cough up possession 12.9 times per game. Arkansas has 2,460 points on the season (82.0 per contest) and they average 39.7 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Razorbacks are shooting 45.3% from the field, which ranks 107th in the country. The Razorbacks defensively are ranked 186th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 70.4. They are able to force 15.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.3% from the floor (66th in D-1). The Arkansas defense gives up 33.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (232 of 692) and their opponents are making 68.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 12.0 assists and 36.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 101st and 226th in those categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arkansas Razorbacks walked away with a victory by a final of 68-66 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Razorbacks pulled down 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 35 in this game. They also turned the ball over 9 times, but couldn't earn a steal. The Red Raiders had 19 fouls in this contest which got the Razorbacks to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of those for a percentage of 70.6%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Arkansas buried 4 of 17 attempts (23.5%). When all was said and done, the Razorbacks ended up going 26 out of 62 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9%. The Razorbacks allowed the Red Raiders to convert 22 of their 61 attempts from the field which had them at 36.1% for the game. They finished 50.0% from beyond the arc via 10 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 18 at the charity stripe (66.7%). In reference to team rebounding, Arkansas allowed Texas Tech to collect 33 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Justin Smith ended up being a major contributor for the Razorbacks for the contest. He buried 9 out of 11 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 81.8%, and added 6 rebounds. Smith recorded 20 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists in this matchup. An additional guy who came through for Arkansas was Moses Moody. He walked away with 1 assist in his 39 mins on the court, and he converted 6 out of 11 from the floor. Moody finished going 54.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 15 points and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oral Roberts (+12.5)
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