Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Florida Gators Prediction, 3/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Florida Gators
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Oral Roberts (+7.5)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum is the venue where and the Florida Gators (15-9) will take on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (17-10) on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament. The spread on this matchup has Florida as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 148.5.
Oral Roberts will play this game with a mark of 17-10 for the campaign. They turn it over 11.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.7 personal fouls per game. As a team, Oral Roberts is collecting 35.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 342 dimes this year, which has them ranked 125th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Eagles are shooting 38.7% on shots from beyond the arc (305 of 788) and 82.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 81.5 points per contest (12th in college hoops) while hitting 45.0% from the field. Defensively, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 fouls. The Golden Eagles defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.2% (736 of 1,704) and they relinquish 39.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 220th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 327 relinquished for the year. They are conceding 34.3% on shots from downtown while they are 290th in college basketball in opponents PPG (75.6).
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the Ohio State Buckeyes and walked away with a win by a score of 75-72 in their last contest. Oral Roberts finished the game with a 35.7% field goal percentage (25 of 70) and knocked down 11 out of their 35 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles converted 14 of 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned 31 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 13 dimes in this matchup in addition to creating 16 turnovers and having 10 steals. With respect to defense, Oral Roberts allowed their opponent to shoot 43.3% from the field on 29 out of 67 shooting. Ohio State totaled 15 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, Ohio State grabbed 44 rebounds (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Ohio State shot 50.0% from the free throw line by making 9 of 18 tries. They also buried 5 of 23 tries from downtown.
Kevin Obanor is a guy who was a factor for the game. He accounted for 30 points on 9 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 45 minutes and also snagged 11 rebounds. Obanor shot 42.9% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. One more player that was a determining factor in this contest for the Golden Eagles was Max Abmas. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 45 min played on the night. He ended up going 41.7% from the field for the game by going 10-of-24 (29 points). Overall, Abmas had 3 assists.
Florida has a record of 15-9 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Gators are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks 59th in college basketball. Florida has accounted for 1,776 points for the campaign (74.0 per game) and they average 35.2 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 11.7 times per contest (277th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per contest. The Gators commit 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 75.2% from the charity stripe. The Gators are ranked 168th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 69.8. They are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (113th in college hoops). The Florida defense concedes 30.5% from downtown (152 of 498) and opponents are knocking down 70.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 12.7 dimes and 33.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 154th and 114th in the nation.
The last time they took the court, the Florida Gators walked away with a victory by a final of 75-70 when they played the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Gators corralled 30 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. The Hokies committed 24 fouls in this contest which got the Gators to the free throw line for 27 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Florida made 5 out of 13 attempts (38.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Gators shot 26 for 46 from the field which had them sitting at 56.5%. The Gators allowed the Hokies to convert 24 out of 57 attempts from the field which had them shooting 42.1% for this game. They finished 30.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 23 and finished the game at 15 of 21 from the charity stripe (71.4%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Florida permitted Virginia Tech to collect 22 in total (6 offensive).
Colin Castleton ended up being a factor for the Gators in this game. He buried 6 out of 8 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and had 14 rebounds. Castleton had 19 points in his 43 minutes of playing time and added 2 assists in the game. Another guy that was pivotal for Florida was Tre Mann. He left the arena with 4 assists in his 44 mins played, and he converted 5 out of 9 from the floor. Mann ended the game having shot 55.6% from the field as well as totaling 14 points and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida (-7.5)
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