Western Illinois at Oral Roberts - 1/12/23 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (13-4) vs Western Illinois Leathernecks (9-7)
Game Info: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Mabee Center)
Betting Odds: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -15 -- Over/Under: 158 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Western Illinois Leathernecks 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 March it was Oral Roberts that secured the 80-68.
Western Illinois comes into this game with a 9-7 record and they have gone 7-5-1 against the spread. In the last game against Denver, Western Illinois scored 91 points and that led to the 17 point victory. Western Illinois is averaging 76.6 points while their defense is giving up 72.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 82nd, and they need the offense to run up the score here. Trenton Massner is averaging 16.4 points while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is Oral Roberts who sits with a 13-4 record and they have gone 7-6 against the spread. In the last game against New Mexico, Oral Roberts scored 75 points, but the defense gave up 82 points. Max Abmas had a strong game finishing with 26 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Oral Roberts is averaging 83.8 points while their defense is giving up 73 points per game. The offense is ranked 10th, but the defense is ranked 281st. Abmas is averaging 21.1 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from behind the three point line.
Oral Roberts is 0-6 against the spread in their last six games on Thursday. The under is 7-1 in Western Illinois last eight road games against a team with a winning home record. The under is 5-0 in Oral Roberts last five games following an against the spread loss.
Oral Roberts struggled in the last game, but they are still an elite offensive team and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. Oral Roberts is averaging 83.8 points per game and they are going to go over that number here. Back Oral Roberts to win this game and cover the spread.
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