The No. 5 seed Duke Blue Devils (26-8) will aim to defeat the No. 12 seed Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (30-4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at Amway Center. This contest tips off at 7:10 PM.
Thursday’s matchup between the Blue Devils and the Golden Eagles features the Blue Devils as 6-point favorites. The over/under for the game is 146.
Duke vs. Oral Roberts Odds
Point Spread for Duke vs. Oral Roberts
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with bookmakers listing Duke as the favorite.
Duke vs. Oral Roberts Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Duke has -273 odds to pick up the win, while Oral Roberts is listed at +223 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 146 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 16, 2023
- Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Arena: Amway Center
Duke vs. Oral Roberts Betting Trends
Duke has 15 wins against the spread in 34 games this year. The Blue Devils have come away with 24 wins in the 29 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Duke has eclipsed the over/under in 46.7% of its opportunities this year (14 times over 30 games with a set point total).
In Oral Roberts’ 30 games this season, it has 13 wins against the spread. The Golden Eagles have been listed as the moneyline underdog a total of four times this season, and they’ve lost all of those games. Oral Roberts’ games this season have eclipsed the over/under 13 times in 30 opportunities (43.3%).
Duke vs. Oral Roberts Key Players to Watch
Kyle Filipowski is tops on his team in both points (15.4) and rebounds (9) per contest, and also averages 1.6 assists. At the other end, he posts 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. Jeremy Roach is putting up 13.3 points, 3.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest. Tyrese Proctor posts a team-best 3.2 assists per game. He is also posting 9.3 points and 3.2 rebounds, shooting 38.1% from the floor and 32.4% from downtown with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game. Mark Mitchell averages 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, shooting 47.6% from the floor.
Connor Vanover is No. 1 on the Golden Eagles in rebounding (7.2 per game), and produces 12.9 points and 0.8 assists. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 3.2 blocked shots (second in the nation). The Golden Eagles receive 8.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game from Kareem Thompson. Issac McBride gets the Golden Eagles 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Duke Blue Devils
Offensively, the Blue Devils are scoring 72.5 points per game (159th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 63.9 points per contest at the other end (32nd-ranked). Duke is thriving when it comes to rebounding, as it ranks 19th-best in college basketball in boards (35.7 per game) and 21st-best in boards allowed (27.8 per contest).
Duke is making 6.9 threes per game (231st-ranked in college basketball). It has a 33.6% shooting percentage (213th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Blue Devils rank 22nd-best in college basketball by allowing a three-point shooting percentage of 30.4% to opponents. They rank 45th in college basketball by ceding 6.1 three-pointers per contest.
The Blue Devils are 6-4 against the spread and 9-1 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Duke has hit the over five times. Duke has seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 74 points per game in its last 10 contests, 1.5 points more than the 72.5 it has scored this season. Duke has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 63.5 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 63.9 it has conceded per game this year.
What you need to know about the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
In 2022-23, the Golden Eagles are third-best in the nation offensively (84.2 points scored per game) and ranked 176th defensively (70.1 points conceded). Oral Roberts is 42nd in the country in rebounds per game (34.4) and 316th in rebounds allowed (33.5).
Oral Roberts is the second-best squad in the country in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and 48th in 3-point percentage (36.8%). The Golden Eagles are 332nd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (8.7 per game) and 234th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.5%).
Over their past 10 contests, the Golden Eagles have two wins against the spread, and are 10-0 overall. Oral Roberts has gone over the total twice in its past 10 contests. In its last 10 games, Oral Roberts is posting 81.8 points per contest, 2.4 fewer points than its season average (84.2). The Golden Eagles are giving up 69.2 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 0.9 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (70.1).
Duke vs. Oral Roberts Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Duke, and we predict that Oral Roberts will cover the spread (Duke -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 146 points.
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