Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. vs Missouri Tigers Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-7-2018




Oral Roberts golden eagles. (3-8) vs Missouri Tigers (5-3)

Date : 12/07/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Missouri Arena, Columbia, Missouri

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Oral Roberts golden eagles. vs Missouri Tigers

The Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts will travel to Missouri Arena in Columbia, Missouri, to face the Missouri Tigers on Friday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Golden Eagles have had a rough go of it lately in losing four of their last five outings, overall, with their last coming at the hands of Florida Gulf Coast at home as they suffered a 96-76 loss as The Eagles took a five-point lead at halftime while cruising to victory in outscoring Oral Roberts 44 – 31 in the second half en route to Victory.

On the other hand, the Missouri Tigers have had a rough go of it lately as well, yet, have rebounded from a two-game skid in which to win their second straight game with their last victory coming over the Texas-Arlington Mavericks at home as they picked up the 65 – 45 victory. The defense took center stage in collecting 21 turnovers on the night from the Mavericks while allowing them to only shoot 39% from the field along with connecting on 5 – 21 attempts from three-point range.

 

Oral Roberts golden eagles.'s Latest Performance :

The Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts have been the exact opposite of the Missouri Tigers in that their defense is allowing opponents to score an average of a tad under 80 points per game on 46% shooting. Unfortunately, they allowed the Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast to shoot 60% both from the field as well as from three-point range as the visitors connected on 15 total three-pointers on the night led by Schadrac Casimir who made seven of eight 3-point attempts for the night while leading the team with 24 points.

On the other hand, Oral Roberts also had a decent night from the floor in shooting 52%, yet were only successful on 7 of 22 attempts from three-point range while Emmanuel Nzekwesi along with Aiden Sanders led the team with 16 and 14 points, respectively, in their second straight loss.  Oral Roberts will certainly look to get back on track versus a Missouri Tigers team, however, their offense will certainly need to perform much, much better versus a Missouri defense that has specialized in locking down opponents offenses is all year long.

 

Missouri Tigers's Latest Performance :

It was certainly be fair to say that the offense for Missouri has struggled throughout their 2018 campaign; However, it has been left up to the defense in which to be the tip of the spear for this team and they have certainly carried the water thus far in allowing teams to score just an average of 64 points per game on 43% shooting from the floor. In their last outing versus the Mavericks, the Tigers limited the visitors to  under 40% shooting for the night while UT-Arlington was only able to connect on 27% of their 3-point attempts.

On the other hand, Missouri only shot 44% on the night while connecting on 9 of 25 3-point attempts as they were led by Torrence Watson with 12 points off the bench while Jeremiah tilmon along with Javon Pickett each had 10 points apiece versus the Mavericks with Tillman chipping in 12 rebounds in the win. Furthermore, there was no double digits scores for UT Arlington in this matchup, however, Andres Ibarguen led the team with nine points along with seven rebounds as he went 4-7 from the floor.

 

How Oral Roberts golden eagles. & Missouri Tigers Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

 

Oral Roberts is 3 – 4 ATS while the OU is  5 – 2

Missouri is 3 – 5 ATS while the OU is  3 – 4

 

 

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This will be an interesting matchup as Missouri will certainly have the momentum coming in. On one hand, they not only come into this game winners of two straight games, overall; But, also possesses one of the best defenses in the nation at this point in the season. With that being the case, they will certainly look to neutralize an inconsistent offense for the Golden Eagles throughout this matchup. As stated, Oral Roberts must be able to perform much better on the offensive end in which to keep this game competitive. In fact, with the way in which the Missouri offense has performed this far in 2018, they may indeed have a chance in which to perform very well in this matchup, despite their defense allowing teams to shoot 46% from the floor on a nightly basis.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Missouri Tigers

My reason for the pick :

 

 

While the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts may be able to make this game interesting early on, look for the Missouri Tigers to lock down their offense, much like they have done to opposing offenses all year long. In other words, look for the home team to have a solid night on both ends of the floor as they will pick up a huge, momentum building win on Friday night over a team in Oral Roberts that has simply lost their way at a critical point in the season. Also, look for the offense to shine a bit for Missouri in this matchup as Oral Roberts is allowing a tad under 80 points per game to their opponents for the year.

 

 

Totals Selection: Pick: Under

My reason for the prediction :

I do not believe that the Golden Eagles will score much in this matchup versus a stout Missouri Tigers defense. On the other hand, while Missouri will certainly put some points on the board versus a shaky defense for the Golden Eagles, do not expect them to score many points, either. With that being the case, look for this to be a low scoring affair which heavily leans on the side of the home team as the under has been the call in two straight games at home for Missouri.

Betting trends for Oral Roberts golden eagles.:

  • Over is 40-18 in Golden Eagles last 58 overall.

Betting trends for Missouri Tigers:

  • Under is 6-2 in Tigers last 8 home games.
    Under is 8-3 in  Tigers last 11 overall.
    The Tigers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

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