Oral Roberts vs North Dakota Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The No. 1 seed Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (27-4, 18-0 Summit) and the No. 9 seed North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks (13-19, 6-12 Summit) will try to move on in the Summit tournament on Saturday as they meet at 7:00 PM.

Saturday’s game between the Golden Eagles and the Fightin’ Hawks sees the Golden Eagles as a major, 16.5-point favorite. The over/under is 156.5 points for the game.

Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota Odds

Point Spread for Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota

The spread for this matchup is set at 16.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Oral Roberts as the favorite.

Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Oral Roberts has -1960 odds to pick up the win, while North Dakota is listed at +1033 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 156.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Arena: Denny Sanford Premier Center

Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota Betting Trends

Oral Roberts has 12 wins against the spread in 27 games this year. The Golden Eagles have yet to lose any of the 23 games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Oral Roberts’ games this year have eclipsed the over/under 40% of the time (12 out of 30 games with a set point total).

North Dakota has 16 wins against the spread in 30 games this season. The Fightin’ Hawks have won seven of the 25 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (28%). North Dakota has gone over the point total 66.7% of the time this year (20 of 30 games with a set point total).

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Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota Key Players to Watch

Oral Roberts

Connor Vanover totals a team-leading 7.1 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s registering 12.6 points and 0.8 assists, shooting 51.3% from the floor and 34.1% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game. Kareem Thompson posts 8.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest, shooting 50.5% from the floor and 40% from downtown with 1 made 3-pointers per contest. Issac McBride posts 12 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.6 steals and 0 blocked shots.

North Dakota

B.J. Omot is posting team highs in points (11.9 per game) and assists (1.4). And he is contributing 3.8 rebounds, making 39.1% of his shots from the floor and 30.5% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 triples per game. Tsotne Tsartsidze is the Fightin’ Hawks’ top rebounder (5.6 per game), and he averages 10.9 points and 1.4 assists. Matt Norman gets the Fightin’ Hawks 11.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Jalun Trent is putting up a team-high 2.4 assists per game. And he is delivering 6.3 points and 4.1 rebounds, making 45.3% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

Oral Roberts’ Summit games have hit the over seven out of 18 times this season. The Golden Eagles have been carried by their offense, as they rank third-best in college basketball by tallying 84.1 points per game. They rank 189th in college basketball in points allowed (70.4 per contest). With 34.2 rebounds per game, Oral Roberts is 49th in the country. It allows 33.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 315th in college basketball.

Oral Roberts has a 37.2% three-point percentage this year (35th-ranked in college basketball), but it has really provided a lift by draining 10.9 three-pointers per contest (second-best). The Golden Eagles rank in the bottom 25 in the nation in three-pointers allowed per game with 8.9 (20th-worst), and they rank 262nd in college basketball with a 35.1% three-point percentage allowed to opposing teams.

The Golden Eagles have a 3-7 record against the spread while finishing 10-0 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Oral Roberts has hit the over three times. In its last 10 games, Oral Roberts has been scoring 83.8 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 84.1 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Oral Roberts’ defense has been tougher as of late, as the team has allowed 66.7 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 70.4 points per game its opponents average this season.

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What you need to know about the North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks

In North Dakota’s 19 chances this season in Summit action, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 13 times. The Fightin’ Hawks score 71.9 points per game and allow 73.2, making them 178th in the country offensively and 275th defensively. North Dakota is 239th in the nation in rebounds per game (30.9) and 288th in rebounds allowed (32.8).

Beyond the arc, North Dakota is 26th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (9.3). It is 141st in 3-point percentage at 35%. Defensively, the Fightin’ Hawks are 83rd in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.5. They are 251st in 3-point percentage allowed at 34.9%.

The Fightin’ Hawks have gone 6-4 in their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, North Dakota has gone over the total nine times. While North Dakota is scoring 71.9 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark over its last 10 games, tallying 78.2 a contest. In their last 10 games, the Fightin’ Hawks are giving up 76.4 points per contest, 3.2 more points than their season average (73.2).

Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Oral Roberts, and we expect that North Dakota will cover the spread (Oral Roberts -16.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 156.5 points.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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