Western Illinois vs. Oral Roberts - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (9-8) at Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Western Hall)
The Line: Western Illinois Leathernecks +8 -- Over/Under: 163.5
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and Western Illinois Leathernecks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Western Hall.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles need a win after splitting their last six games. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 78.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Emmanuel Nzekwesi is averaging 15.3 points and 9.8 rebounds while Max Abmas is averaging 14.4 points and 1.7 rebounds. Deondre Burns is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Obanor is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have lost eight of their last nine road games.
The Western Illinois Leathernecks need a win after splitting their last six games. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 76.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kobe Webster is averaging 15.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while Zion Young is averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. Ben Pyle is the third double-digit scorer and C.J. Duff is grabbing three rebounds. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Western Illinois Leathernecks have split their last eight home games.
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have been the more consistent team up to this point and they're a profitable 9-4 ATS on the season as well. The Western Illinois Leathernecks head into this contest being outscored by an average of 10 points in their last five games while allowing 50.3 percent shooting from the field. This is a lot of free buckets to lay with a road team, but backing Western Illinois in its current form isn't an option right now. It's the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles or pass.