Oral Roberts @ North Dakota
Current Records: Oral Roberts 16-4; North Dakota 7-13
What to Know
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles won both of their matches against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks last season (80-76 and 87-73) and are aiming for the same result Saturday. The Golden Eagles and North Dakota will face off in a Summit battle at 2 p.m. ET at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
Oral Roberts took their game against the North Dakota State Bison on Thursday by a conclusive 92-69 score.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between North Dakota and the UMKC Kangaroos on Thursday was still a pretty decisive one as North Dakota wrapped it up with a 77-60 win at home.
Oral Roberts is the favorite in this one, with an expected 13.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (8-3-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The wins brought the Golden Eagles up to 16-4 and the Fighting Hawks to 7-13. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Oral Roberts ranks 11th in college basketball when it comes to turnovers per game, with only 10.2 on average. Less enviably, North Dakota is 44th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.5 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against North Dakota.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Betty Engelstad Sioux Center -- Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Golden Eagles are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Fighting Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Golden Eagles as a 13-point favorite.
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Oral Roberts have won six out of their last nine games against North Dakota.
- Feb 19, 2022 - Oral Roberts 87 vs. North Dakota 73
- Jan 20, 2022 - Oral Roberts 80 vs. North Dakota 76
- Mar 07, 2021 - Oral Roberts 76 vs. North Dakota 65
- Jan 09, 2021 - Oral Roberts 74 vs. North Dakota 57
- Jan 08, 2021 - North Dakota 72 vs. Oral Roberts 71
- Feb 06, 2020 - North Dakota 74 vs. Oral Roberts 68
- Jan 11, 2020 - Oral Roberts 88 vs. North Dakota 73
- Feb 16, 2019 - North Dakota 85 vs. Oral Roberts 73
- Jan 03, 2019 - Oral Roberts 83 vs. North Dakota 72