Oral Roberts vs North Dakota State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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The No. 1 seed Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (29-4, 18-0 Summit League) will look to secure the Summit League championship along with a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket when they face off with the No. 3 North Dakota State Bison (16-16, 11-7 Summit League) on Tuesday at 9:00 PM.

The Golden Eagles square off against the Bison in a game that Oral Roberts is currently a sizable favorite by 10.5 points. The game has an over/under of 153.5.

Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State Odds

Point Spread for Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Oral Roberts as the favorite.

Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Oral Roberts has -610 odds to pick up the win, while North Dakota State is listed at +439 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 153.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Arena: Denny Sanford Premier Center

Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State Betting Trends

Oral Roberts has played 29 games, with 12 wins against the spread. The Golden Eagles have yet to lose any of the 25 games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Oral Roberts’ games this year have gone over the point total 43.3% of the time (13 out of 30 games with a set point total).

North Dakota State is 15-15-0 against the spread this year. The Bison have won four of the 17 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (23.5%). North Dakota State’s games this season have hit the over on 14 of 30 set point totals (46.7%).

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Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State Key Players to Watch

Oral Roberts

Connor Vanover leads the Golden Eagles at 7.2 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 0.8 assists and 13 points. Kareem Thompson puts up 8.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Issac McBride posts 12 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.7 steals and 0 blocked shots.

North Dakota State

Grant Nelson is No. 1 on the Bison in scoring (18.2 points per game), rebounding (9.4) and assists (2.2), shooting 52.4% from the field. He also posts 0.8 steals and 1.7 blocked shots. Boden Skunberg is averaging 15 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, making 45% of his shots from the floor and 38.6% from 3-point range, with 1.8 triples per contest. The Bison receive 10.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Andrew Morgan. The Bison receive 8.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Tajavis Miller.

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What you need to know about the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

Oral Roberts and its Summit League opponents have combined to go over the point total eight out of 20 times this season. The Golden Eagles own a top-25 offense this season, ranking third-best in college basketball with 84 points per game. At the other end of the court, they rank 191st with 70.5 points allowed per contest. Oral Roberts is averaging 34.3 rebounds per game (48th-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 33.6 rebounds per contest (318th-ranked).

Oral Roberts ranks fourth-best in the nation by draining 10.7 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 44th in college basketball at 37%. The Golden Eagles have found it difficult to defend three-pointers, ranking 21st-worst in college basketball with 8.9 threes allowed per game. They rank 247th by allowing a 34.8% three-point percentage to opponents this year.

The Golden Eagles have covered the spread twice, and are 10-0 overall, over their past 10 games. Three of Oral Roberts’ past 10 outings have gone over the total. Oral Roberts has seen a decrease in scoring lately, putting up 82.9 points per game in its last 10 outings, 1.1 points fewer than the 84 it has scored this season. Oral Roberts has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 68.7 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 70.5 it has conceded per game this year.

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What you need to know about the North Dakota State Bison

So far this season, nine out of North Dakota State’s 20 Summit League games with an over/under have gone over the point total. In 2022-23, the Bison are 138th in the nation on offense (73.3 points scored per game) and 252nd on defense (72.6 points conceded). North Dakota State is 69th in college basketball in rebounds per game (33.6) and 138th in rebounds allowed (30.4).

North Dakota State makes 7.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 139th and 198th, respectively, in college basketball. Defensively, the Bison are 177th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded per game at 7.2. They are 186th in 3-point percentage conceded at 33.8%.

The Bison are 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their last 10 games. Three of North Dakota State’s past 10 games have gone over the total. In its past 10 games, North Dakota State is averaging 74.7 points per game, 1.4 more than its season average (73.3). The Bison have fared better defensively over their previous 10 games, ceding 70.1 points per contest, 2.5 fewer points than their season average of 72.6 allowed.

Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Oral Roberts, and we predict that Oral Roberts will cover the spread (Oral Roberts -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 153.5 points.

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How to bet Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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