UMKC vs Oral Roberts Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/3/24

Oral Roberts (11-17) vs UMKC (15-15)

Game Info: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 3:00 pm (Mabee Center)

Betting Odds: Oral Roberts -2.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Roos and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Mabee Center on Sunday. Who comes out ahead in Sunday’s Summit League action? Let’s dive in and find out with our Kansas City vs. Oral Roberts Prediction.

Kansas City Team Preview

The Kansas City Roos come into this game looking to build on their five-game win streak after an 84-69 win over Denver last time out. Jamar Brown leads the Roos in scoring and rebounding with 15.3 PPG and 6.2 RPG while Anderson Kopp has 13.1 PPG with 5.1 RPG and 3.2 APG as well this season. Khristion Courseault has 10.4 PPG with a team-high 4.1 APG to lead the Roos in assists while rounding out the trio of double-digit scorers for Kansas City this season while Cameron Faas has 9.7 PPG with 4.4 RPG as well this season. As a team, Kansas City is averaging 72.3 PPG on 42.9% shooting from the field, 33.6% from three and 71.2% from the foul line this season.

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Oral Roberts Team Preview

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles come into this game looking to snap a six-game losing streak after a 77-76 loss to South Dakota last time out. Issac McBride leads the Golden Eagles in scoring with 20.1 PPG with 3.4 RPG and 3 APG. Jailen Bedford has 14.3 PPG with 6.8 RPG to lead the Golden Eagles on the glass while Kareem Thompson has 12.7 PPG with 6.8 RPG and a team-high 3.9 APG to lead the Golden Eagles in the assist department this season. DeShang Weaver has 10.2 PPG with 3.4 RPG to finish off the scoring in double figures for Oral Roberts up to this point in the year. As a team, Oral Roberts is averaging 74.3 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 36.4% from three and 74% from the foul line this season.

Kansas City vs. Oral Roberts Prediction

I’m on Kansas City here. The Roos have been the hotter team here and Oral Roberts simply is not the same program they were as recently as last year. The Golden Eagles are back in the basement of the Summit and it’s going to be a while before they get back out I think. Kansas City has a lot more scoring depth in this matchup and I think the Roos get the win. Take the points to be safe, but I’m not sure we need them.

Chris’s Pick Kansas City +2.5

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