Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs St. Mary's Gaels Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs St. Mary's Gaels
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, CA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (19-12 last season) are headed to University Credit Union Pavilion on Monday where they will attempt to defeat the St. Mary's Gaels (26-8 last year).
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles took the court against North Dakota State and ended up losing by a score of 92-72 in their last contest of last year. Regarding personal fouls, the Golden Eagles finished with 14 and North Dakota State finished the game with 13 personal fouls. They made 5 out of their 12 attempts from downtown. North Dakota State finished the game at 61.1% from the free throw line by burying 11 of 18 attempts. Moreover, North Dakota State pulled down 40 rebounds (7 offensive, 33 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. North Dakota State distributed 15 dimes and had 2 steals for the matchup. In the matter of the defense, Oral Roberts allowed the other team to shoot 60.3% from the field on 38 of 63 shooting. They also doled out 4 assists for the matchup as well as creating 7 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 33 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Golden Eagles knocked down 9 of 14 shots for a percentage of 64.3%. Oral Roberts wrapped up the contest having earned a 35.6% FG percentage (26 of 73) and made 11 of their 31 shots from distance.
Max Abmas is a guy who came through in this matchup. He notched 28 points on 11 out of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. He ended up going 47.8% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Oral Roberts will enter this matchup after finishing with a win-loss record of 19-12 last season. They turned the ball over 9.9 times per contest and as a group committed 15.4 personal fouls every game. As a basketball team, Oral Roberts snagged 40.2 boards per contest and earned 364 dimes last season, which had them ranked 277th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Golden Eagles shot 38.0% on 3-pointers (360 of 948) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 83.3 points per outing (4th in the country) while connecting on 45.7% from the floor.
When they were on defense, the Golden Eagles forced their opponents into 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.5 fouls. They were ranked 46th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 339 conceded last year. The Golden Eagles defensively gave up a field goal percentage of 43.7% (867 of 1,984) and they conceded 36.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They surrendered 33.2% from beyond the arc and they were ranked 306th in college hoops in points per game allowed (74.4).
For their last game last season, the St. Mary's Gaels took a loss by a final score of 72-56 when they played UCLA. The Gaels collected 16 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 24 for the contest. They coughed it up 8 times, while recording 3 steals in this contest. UCLA had 12 personal fouls for the contest which got the Gaels to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to make 9 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about shooting from distance, St. Mary's made 7 out of their 21 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Gaels finished shooting 20 for 49 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.8%. The Gaels permitted UCLA to convert 26 out of their 46 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 56.5% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 44.4% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 4 of 9 and finished the game at 16 out of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, St. Mary's allowed UCLA to collect 24 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Matthias Tass pitched in for the Gaels in this contest. He buried 4 out of 5 for this game for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and had 7 rebounds. He scored 14 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 3 assists in this game.
St. Mary's had a win-loss mark of 26-8 last season. As an offense, the Gaels hit 46.4% from the floor, which had them ranked 51st in the nation. St. Mary's accounted for 2,370 pts over the course of last year (69.7 per game) and they grabbed 33.7 boards per game. They earned an assist 13.5 times per contest (143rd in college basketball) and they coughed up possession 11.2 times per contest. The Gaels were responsible for committing 15.6 fouls per contest and they connected on 75.8% from the charity stripe.
The Gaels on the defensive end were ranked 9th in the country in PPG given up with 60.6. They were able to force 12.6 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (150th in D-1). The St. Mary's defense conceded 33.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (175 of 516) and their opponents knocked down 72.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They conceded 8.5 assists and 29.5 rebounds per game, which had them ranked 2nd and 6th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Mary's
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