Oral Roberts epitomizes what makes March Madness betting so fantastic. Consider that the Golden Eagles entered the NCAA Tournament utterly ignored. Nobody but a few wise guys had any idea who the Golden Eagles were. They certainly know now. Oral Roberts has busted a lot of brackets and bankrolls. And is in the Sweet Sixteen after a 47-year absence! The gambling public much better knows Arkansas. Most of all, the Razorbacks gained tremendous respect in the regular season. Arkansas brings one of the nation’s most prolific offenses to the Big Dance. Cinderella ORU may see midnight strike!
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Information
Oral Roberts vs. Arkansas CashBet Wagering Analysis
Arkansas is going to carry the majority of action with the sportsbook odds. Accordingly, they have the SEC cache and name brand that Oral Roberts lacks. But wise guys will look at Oral Roberts. And perhaps a few sentimental casual fans will take a flier. But the fact remains that Oral Roberts is outclassed and outmanned. Granted, the Golden Eagles have had a good run. But this week will be defying gravity. Oral Roberts’ best Big Dance run was the 1974 Elite Eight.
Golden Eagles Soaring to New Heights
Oral Roberts is 18-10 straight up, 16-9 vs. the line, and 17-8 over the total. First-round action saw the Golden Eagles stun Ohio State 75-72 as 15-point dogs. Oral Roberts then upset Florida 81-78 as 9-point dogs. Out of nowhere, Oral Roberts is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1974. More emphatically, this is what 2021 March Madness Betting is all about. ORU has covered seven in a row. Eight of their last 11 tilts cleared the total. Overall, the Golden Eagles rank 13th for scoring offense and 296th for points allowed.
Sophomore guard Max Abmas is the Golden Eagles to threat. To illuminate, he is averaging 24.5 points per game.
Arkansas Ends 25-Year Sweet Sixteen Drought
Arkansas is 24-6 straight up, 19-9-1 against the spread, and 14-14-1 over/under. Late on, the Razorbacks have covered 12 of their last 15 bets on NCAA basketball matchups. Seven of their last nine have gone under the total. Arkansas beat Colgate 85-68 as 8.5-point chalk in round one. Second-round action saw the Hogs pay in a 68-66 win over Texas Tech as 2-point dogs. Both games went under the total. National metrics show Arkansas 7th out of 350 teams for scoring offense and 196th for points allowed.
Freshman guard Moses Moody leads Arkansas with 17.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Last game, he pumped in 15 against Arkansas.
Oral Roberts vs. Arkansas Against the Spread
Fashion that Oral Roberts is 11-3 against the spread as dogs. The Golden Eagles have covered five neutral court games in a row. And in non-conference action, Oral Roberts is 6-1 on the board.
Overall, Oral Roberts is 11-3 over the total as a dog. The Golden Eagles are 5-2 to the over in non-conference action. And then Oral Roberts is 3-2 over the line in neutral court games.
Specifically, in non-conference games, Arkansas is 6-3-1 against the spread. As chalk, the Razorbacks are 15-6-1 vs. the line. And the Hogs are 3-1 on the board in neutral court action.
Arkansas is 9-12-1 under the total as a favorite. While the Hogs have stayed under the total in four straight neutral court games.
Previously this season, Oral Roberts covered an 87-76 loss to Arkansas as 19.5-point dogs. Over the total of 154.5 paid too. This series has cleared the total in its last two meetings.
Oral Roberts vs. Arkansas CashBet Free Pick
In this situation, Oral Roberts is facing a tall 2021 March Madness Betting task. Arkansas should spank them back down on Saturday.
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