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Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State odds: 2021 Summit League Championship picks, predictions from proven model

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and North Dakota State Bison will square off on Tuesday evening in a matchup with high stakes. The winner will claim the 2021 Summit League Tournament title and, along with that conference glory, a bid to the 2021 NCAA Tournament is on the line. Oral Roberts was 2-0 against North Dakota State in the regular season, posting a 15-10 overall record for the season. North Dakota State enters the conference title game at 15-11 overall and 13-5 against conference foes when including the postseason.

Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET. The Bison are one-point favorites in the latest Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total points is 145.5. Before making any North Dakota State vs. Oral Roberts picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State in the Summit League Tournament 2021. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for North Dakota State vs. Oral Roberts:

  • Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State spread: NDSU -1
  • Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State over-under: 145.5 points
  • Oral Roberts vs. North Dakota State money line: ORU +100, NDSU -120
  • ORU: The Golden Eagles are 6-2 against the spread in the last eight games
  • NDSU: The Bison are 4-6 against the spread in the last 10 games

Featured Game | North Dakota State Bison vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

Why Oral Roberts can cover

Led by Max Abmas and Kevin Obanor, the Golden Eagles are a very strong offensive team. They boast an adjusted offensive efficiency of 109.5 overall and, in conference play, Oral Roberts is up to 113.0, ranking second in the Summit League. Oral Roberts is a top-50 team nationally in effective field goal percentage (53.8 percent), and that stems from a top-10 mark in 3-point shooting (39.2 percent) and a top-five mark in free-throw percentage (82.6 percent).

Not only does Oral Roberts shoot with accuracy, the Golden Eagles also attempt almost 46 percent of their field goals from 3-point range, and they are a devastating team when shots are falling. The Golden Eagles take care of the ball at an excellent rate, committing a turnover on only 15.9 percent of possessions, and North Dakota State’s biggest weakness is the inability to force turnovers defensively. From there, Oral Roberts led the Summit League in block rate defensively (9.7 percent), with top-three marks in shooting efficiency allowed and turnover creation.

Why North Dakota State can cover

The Bison will have their hands full with the shooting from Oral Roberts, but they have other strengths to focus on in this matchup. North Dakota State leads the country in defensive rebound rate (80.3 percent), and the Bison should be able to close possessions if they can force an initial miss. The Bison are also a top-50 team nationally at keeping opponents off the free throw line, and Oral Roberts is a below-average team in both creating and preventing free throw attempts.

North Dakota State is also above-average in shooting efficiency, turnover rate and offensive rebounding on a national scale, and the Bison face an Oral Roberts defense that ranks outside the top 275 in adjusted defensive efficiency. Oral Roberts is one of the worst defensive rebounding teams in the nation, pulling down only 66.8 percent of missed shots by its opponents, and North Dakota State could make gains in second-chance points as a result.

How to make North Dakota State vs. Oral Roberts picks

The model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 151 points. It also says one side of the spread hits almost well over 60 percent of the time. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins North Dakota State vs. Oral Roberts? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks.