Oral Roberts @ UMKC
Current Records: Oral Roberts 11-6; UMKC 8-6
What to Know
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles' road trip will continue as they head to Swinney Recreation Center at 8 p.m. ET this past Saturday to face off against the UMKC Kangaroos. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Golden Eagles winning the first 60-58 at home on the road and UMKC taking the second 81-76.
Oral Roberts escaped with a win two weeks ago against the Western Illinois Leathernecks by the margin of a single free throw, 87-86.
Meanwhile, the sound you heard last Tuesday was the absolute smackdown UMKC laid on the Baptist Christian College Warriors.
Oral Roberts is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
Oral Roberts is now 11-6 while the Kangaroos sit at 8-6. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Golden Eagles rank ninth in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 82.8 on average. But UMKC comes into the matchup boasting the 30th fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 61.9. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Swinney Recreation Center -- Kansas City, Missouri
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $45.00
The Golden Eagles are a 4.5-point favorite against the Kangaroos, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
UMKC and Oral Roberts both have one win in their last two games.
- Jan 24, 2021 - UMKC 81 vs. Oral Roberts 76
- Jan 23, 2021 - Oral Roberts 60 vs. UMKC 58