The Duke Blue Devils, seeded No. 5, will host the No. 12 seed Oral Roberts Golden Eagles on Wednesday in the first round of the East Region. Oral Roberts has been on a winning streak, securing 17 consecutive victories and the Summit League Championship with an 18-0 conference record. However, they have also suffered four losses earlier in the season to St. Mary’s, Houston, Utah State, and New Mexico.
Rankings show that the Golden Eagles are ranked 57th in the country and have impressive statistics, with a third-place ranking in scoring at 84.1 ppg, and top 24 rankings in field goal percentage and free-throw percentage. Max Abamas, the 6′ guard, is the leading scorer in the team, averaging 22.2 ppg, and 7’5 senior Connor Vanover is also a valuable addition to their team. Oral Roberts has an adjusted defensive efficiency ranking of 106th and has played against the 260th-rated strength of schedule.
In contrast, the Duke Blue Devils have won nine games in a row, including a 59-49 win over Virginia in the ACC Championship game. Their leading scorer is 7′ freshman Kyle Filipowski, who was instrumental in their recent championship win, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Of Duke’s top five scorers, four are freshman, and Jermey Roach, the lone exception, is a 6’2 junior. Duke is ranked 21st in the country and has top 35 rankings in fewest points allowed, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage allowed. Their strength of schedule is ranked 66th.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles come in on an outstanding 17-game winning streak, finishing the regular season as the top-ranked team in the Summit League, but will have to face one of the favorites according to the oddsmakers, the Duke Blue Devils, who finished the regular season with a 9-game winning streak. We’ll see if the Golden Eagles can pull off the upset in the first round of the East Region or if Duke can continue their winning streak and advance to the second round.
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils Game Information
- Date: 03/16/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Amway Center.
- How to Watch Oral Roberts vs Duke: ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Oral Roberts vs Duke Betting Lines
Duke is –260 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $38.46.On the other side, Oral Roberts is +210 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $210.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Duke at a 72.22% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Oral Roberts has 32.26% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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