Western Illinois at Oral Roberts: 3/6/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Western Illinois at Oral Roberts: 3/6/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (18-11) vs Western Illinois Leathernecks (16-14)

Game Info: Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 9:30 pm (Sanford Pentagon)

Betting Odds: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -5 -- Over/Under: 165.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Illinois Leathernecks and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles face off on Sunday in a Summit League tournament college basketball showdown at the Sanford Pentagon. When these two teams faced off on February 3rd Western Illinois won 90-85. Oral Roberts scored 63 points in the second half, but it still wasn’t enough. 

Luka Brasic was the top player for Western Illinois scoring 22 points. Max Abmas was the top player for Oral Roberts scoring 33 points. 

Western Illinois comes into this game with a 16-14 record and they have gone 11-17 against the spread. Western Illinois has been competitive for most of the season, but they are coming off a bad loss in their last game. The defense gave up 83 points to Denver and that led to the six point defeat. Western Illinois is averaging 79 points while their defense has given up 77 points. Trenton Massner has been the top player averaging 16.4 points while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Oral Roberts Golden Roberts who sit with an 18-11 record overall and they have gone 13-12-1 against the spread. In the last game against South Dakota, the defense gave up 92 points and that led to the defeat. Oral Roberts is averaging 81.1 points while their defense is giving up 75.6 points per game. Max Abmas has been the top player for Oral Roberts averaging 22.7 points while shooting 42 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

Oral Roberts is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games played on neutral sites. The over is 4-1 in Oral Robert’s last five games. The over is 4-1 in Western Illinois last five games against a team that has a straight up winning record. 

This is going to be a game where neither team plays a lot of defense, and it wouldn’t shock me if both teams make it over 90 points. This game is going to be a shootout, and that will lead to this game going over the total. This is one of the best plays on the entire board.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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