Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 11/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Houston Cougars
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
TV: Hulu Live TV
Fertitta Center is the site where the Houston Cougars (1-0) will attempt to beat the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (0-1) on Monday.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against St. Mary's and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-70 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Golden Eagles finished with 22 and St. Mary's totaled 15 fouls. They also made 8 of their 25 tries from beyond the arc. St. Mary's walked away from this one shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by making 20 of 28 attempts. Furthermore, St. Mary's had 39 boards (8 offensive, 31 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. St. Mary's doled out 9 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. When it comes to defense, Oral Roberts allowed the other team to go 40.3% from the field on 25 out of 62 shooting. They also recorded 11 dimes in the game while forcing 4 turnovers and having 2 steals. In the matter of rebounding, they collected a total of 30 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Golden Eagles knocked down 12 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 70.6%. Oral Roberts wrapped up the contest with a 39.7% field goal percentage (23 of 58) and made 12 of their 30 shots from downtown.
Issac McBride is one player who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and recorded 3 assists. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins and also collected 2 rebounds. He accounted for 11 points on 4 of 8 shooting.
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Oral Roberts steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 0-1 this season. They are averaging 70.0 points per contest (238th in D-1) while hitting 39.7% from the floor. The Golden Eagles are shooting 40.0% on 3-point shots (12 of 30) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Oral Roberts is grabbing 37.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 11 dimes this season, which ranks 295th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 22.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Golden Eagles have forced 5.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 32.0% on shots from downtown while they are 288th in college hoops in PPG allowed (78.0). The Golden Eagles defense is giving up a FG percentage of 40.3% (25 of 62) and they concede 42.0 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 90th in D-1 in giving up assists with 9 conceded this year.
When they last played, the Houston Cougars took home the win by a final score of 83-36 when they played Northern Colorado. The Cougars were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 14 steals in this contest. Northern Colorado committed 12 personal fouls for this game which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for a total of 10 shots. They were able to knock down 8 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Houston knocked down 11 of their 29 attempts (37.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Cougars walked away from this one shooting 32 for 72 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.4%. The Cougars permitted Northern Colorado to make 10 of their 39 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 25.6% for this game. They wrapped up this game 23.8% from three-point range by connecting on 5 of 21 and ended up going 11 of 16 from the charity stripe (68.8%). With respect to team rebounding, Houston permitted Northern Colorado to collect 26 in total (6 offensive).
Marcus Sasser was important for the Cougars for the game. He recorded 21 points in his 28 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes in this matchup. He made 7 out of 14 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 1 rebound.
Houston has a win-loss mark of 1-0 on the year. The Cougars commit 13.0 fouls per game while shooting 80.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 16.0 times per game (136th in the nation) and they are turning it over 8.0 times per game. Houston has totaled 83 points on the year and they pull in 43.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Cougars are hitting on 44.4% from the floor, which is ranked 203rd in the country.
The Houston defense surrenders 23.8% on shots from distance (5 of 21) and their opponents are connecting on 68.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 5.0 dimes and 31.0 boards per game, which ranks 22nd and 107th in college basketball. The Cougars on defense are ranked 3rd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 36.0. They are able to force 23.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 25.6% from the floor (8th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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