N.D. – The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and the North Dakota State Bison meet in college basketball action from the Scheels Center on Friday night.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will look to rebound from an 81-76 loss to Kansas City last time out. Max Abmas leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and assists with 21.8 PPG and 3.6 APG while Kevin Obanor is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 19.1 PPG and 9.5 RPG this season. RJ Glasper has 11.4 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Oral Roberts coming into this matchup against NDSU. As a team, Oral Roberts is averaging 81.5 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field, 38.7% from 3-point range and 79.2% from the foul line while allowing 75.2 PPG on 43.3% shooting from the field and 34.4% from 3-point range this season.
The North Dakota State Bison will try to rebound from a 49-47 loss to the same Kansas City Roos team in their last outing. Rocky Kreuser leads the Bison in scoring with 14.9 PPG while also leading North Dakota State on the glass with 7.2 RPG this season. Tyree Eady has 11.6 PPG with 6.2 RPG and Sam Griesel has 10.6 PPG and 6.6 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for the Bison up to this point in the year with Griesel also leading NDSU in assists with 3 assists per game this season. As a team, North Dakota State is averaging 67.6 PPG on 43.8% shooting from the field, 33.8% from 3-point range and 78.5% from the foul line while allowing 65.1 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field and 32.1% from 3-point range this season.
Oral Roberts is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games following a loss. North Dakota State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss. The home team is 15-5-2 ATS in the last 22 meetings between these two teams.
The Golden Eagles have hit a bit of a stumbling block ATS lately, and they’ve been off for an extra week compared to what North Dakota State has been up to this point. However, those blown covers have a lot to do with giving up too many points, and I just think that the Golden Eagles and that offense is more than capable of keeping them in this game. I’ll take a shot with Oral Roberts and the points in this spot.