Oral Roberts vs St. Thomas Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, March 6, 2023

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The top-seeded Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (28-4, 18-0 Summit League) are taking on the No. 5 seed Saint Thomas Tommies (19-13, 9-9 Summit League) in the Summit League Tournament on Monday at Denny Sanford Premier Center. The contest is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

The Golden Eagles are currently sizable 13-point favorites against the Tommies. The over/under is 155 points for the matchup.

Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas Odds

Point Spread for Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with bookmakers listing Oral Roberts as the favorite.

Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Oral Roberts has -973 odds to pick up the win, while St. Thomas is listed at +621 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 155 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Arena: Denny Sanford Premier Center

Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas Betting Trends

Against the spread, Oral Roberts is 12-15-1 this season. The Golden Eagles have yet to lose any of the 24 games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Oral Roberts’ games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 30 opportunities (43.3%).

Against the spread, St. Thomas is 19-10-1 this year. The Tommies have won two of the 13 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (15.4%). St. Thomas has gone over the point total 50% of the time this season (15 of 30 games with a set point total).

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Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas Key Players to Watch

Oral Roberts

Connor Vanover leads his squad in rebounds per contest (7), and also puts up 12.8 points and 0.8 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.6 steals and 3 blocked shots (second in college basketball). Kareem Thompson posts 8.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest, shooting 50.5% from the field and 40.3% from downtown with 1 made 3-pointers per game. Issac McBride averages 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest, shooting 48.3% from the floor and 41.4% from beyond the arc with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game.

St. Thomas

Brooks Allen gets the Tommies 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He also delivers 1.2 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Parker Bjorklund is posting a team-leading 5.3 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 15 points and 1.2 assists, making 50.2% of his shots from the field and 37.2% from 3-point range, with 1.2 treys per contest. Riley Miller gets the Tommies 12.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He also averages 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

In Oral Roberts’ 19 Summit League games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total eight times. The Golden Eagles have been led by their offense, as they rank third-best in the country by averaging 84.4 points per game. They rank 198th in college basketball in points allowed (70.7 per contest). With 34.1 boards per game, Oral Roberts ranks 51st in the nation. It cedes 33.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 314th in college basketball.

Oral Roberts ranks second-best in the country by draining 10.9 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 35th in college basketball at 37.3%. The Golden Eagles are allowing 8.8 threes per game (24th-worst in college basketball), and they are allowing a 35.1% three-point percentage (262nd-ranked) to their opponents.

The Golden Eagles have two wins against the spread, and are 10-0 overall, over their past 10 games. Three of Oral Roberts’ past 10 outings have hit the over. Oral Roberts’ offense has been less productive over its last 10 games, scoring 83.2 points a contest compared to the 84.4 it has averaged this season. Oral Roberts has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 68.6 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 70.7 it has surrendered per game this year.

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What you need to know about the Saint Thomas Tommies

St. Thomas has compiled an 11-7-1 ATS record so far this year in conference action. The Tommies are 118th in the country in points scored (74.4 per game) and 183rd in points allowed (70.2). In 2022-23, St. Thomas is 326th in the country in rebounds (28.6 per game) and 200th in rebounds conceded (31.5).

St. Thomas makes 9 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 34th and 108th, respectively, in the country. Defensively, the Tommies are 127th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.8. They are 195th in 3-point percentage allowed at 34%.

The Tommies have gone 6-4 in their last 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span. St. Thomas has gone over the total in five of its past 10 games. In its past 10 games, St. Thomas is putting up 73.2 points per contest, 1.2 fewer points than its season average (74.4). Over their previous 10 games, the Tommies are giving up 69.7 points per game, 0.5 fewer points than their season average (70.2).

Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Oral Roberts, and we predict that St. Thomas will cover the spread (Oral Roberts -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 155 points.

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How to bet Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas

You can bet on Oral Roberts vs. St. Thomas at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

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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