Denver at Oral Roberts: 12/30/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Denver at Oral Roberts: 12/30/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Andrew Jansen/News-Leader / USA TODAY NETWORK

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (7-6) vs Denver Pioneers (5-10)

Game Info: Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Mabee Center)

Betting Odds: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -14.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Pioneers and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Mabee Center. When these two teams faced off in January of 2021 it was Oral Roberts that won 91-82.

Denver comes into this game with a 5-10 record overall but they have gone 9-4 against the spread. The Pioneers have been involved in some close battles as of late including the last game against St. Thomas which they won by a point. Denver is averaging 67.3 points while their defense is giving up 71.1 points per game. Guard KJ Hunt has been the top player for Denver averaging 16.8 points while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from behind the three point line. Jordan Johnson has also been good averaging 11.1 points while shooting 36.8 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles who sit with a 7-6 record and they have gone 6-3-1 against the spread. In the last game against South Dakota State, the defense gave up 82 points, and that led to the defeat. Oral Roberts is averaging 80.7 points while their defense is giving up 68.3 points per game. Guard Max Abmas has been the top player for Oral Roberts averaging 21.1 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 43.6 percent from behind the three point line. The Golden Eagles are averaging 65.5 shots per game which is 15th most in college basketball. 

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Oral Roberts is 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games. Oral Roberts is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games as a favorite. The over is 6-0 in Denver’s last six games played on Thursday. 

Oral Roberts is an elite offensive team and they are facing a Denver offense that hasn’t been great this year. Look for Denver’s offense to have another game where they struggle to score and that is going to lead to oral Roberts winning in blowout fashion. Back Oral Roberts to cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Oral Roberts -14.5

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