Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 3/16/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Oral Roberts (+7)
The Duke Blue Devils (26-8) will play the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (30-4) at Amway Center on Thursday. Oral Roberts opens this contest as 7-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 146.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles faced off with North Dakota State and notched a win by a score of 92-58 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Golden Eagles finished with 16 while North Dakota State accumulated 17 personal fouls. They also buried 2 out of their 13 attempts from 3-point land. North Dakota State finished the game shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 18 of 24 attempts. Moreover, North Dakota State grabbed 28 boards (10 offensive, 18 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. North Dakota State doled out 7 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. When talking about defense, Oral Roberts allowed the other team to go 32.2% from the floor on 19 out of 59 shooting. They also dished out 20 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 38 with 12 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Golden Eagles made 19 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 90.5%. Oral Roberts finished having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (30 out of 62) and converted 13 of 38 three-point attempts.
Max Abmas is one guy who had an impact for the contest. He racked up 26 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes and pulled down 3 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the field and also recorded 11 dimes.
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Oral Roberts enters this matchup with a record of 30-4 on the year. They are averaging 84.2 pts per game (3rd in Division 1) while going 47.9% from the field. The Golden Eagles are hitting 36.9% on shots from 3-point land (367 of 995) and 77.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Oral Roberts is collecting 36.9 rebounds per game and has racked up 504 dimes on the season, which ranks 44th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 9.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 13.1 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Golden Eagles are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game while drawing 15.0 fouls. They concede 34.6% on 3-pointers while they are 178th in college basketball in opponents points per game (70.1). The Golden Eagles defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.4% (887 of 2,143) and they surrender 36.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 170th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 405 conceded this season.
In their last game, the Duke Blue Devils walked away with a victory by a final of 59-49 when they faced Virginia. The Blue Devils earned 26 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for this game. They gave up possession 10 times, while getting 10 steals in the game. Virginia had 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Blue Devils to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to make 17 of those for a percentage of 77.3%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Duke buried 4 of their 13 attempts (30.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Blue Devils went 19 out of 45 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.2%. The Blue Devils allowed Virginia to convert 16 of their 48 tries from the floor which left them shooting 33.3% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 23.5% from distance by connecting on 4 of 17 and ended up shooting 13 out of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Duke allowed Virginia to get 29 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Jeremy Roach ended up being important for the Blue Devils for this game. He converted 7 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal rate of 58.3%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He had 23 points in his 39 minutes on the court and accumulated 1 assist for the game.
Duke has a record of 26-8 on the campaign. As an offense, the Blue Devils are shooting 45.1% from the field, which ranks 152nd in the nation. Duke has accumulated 2,466 pts for the year (72.5 per game) and they grab 38.7 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.8 times per contest (67th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.0 times per contest. The Blue Devils have committed 15.2 fouls per game and they connect on 77.0% from the free throw line.
The Blue Devils defensively are ranked 33rd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 63.9. They are forcing 11.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.9% from the floor (39th in the nation). The Duke defense gives up 30.4% on 3-point shots (209 of 688) and opponents are knocking down 76.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 11.3 assists and 30.6 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 77th and 19th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oral Roberts (+7)
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