Denver @ Oral Roberts
Current Records: Denver 5-10; Oral Roberts 7-6
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are heading back home. Oral Roberts and the Denver Pioneers will face off in a Summit battle at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Mabee Center. The Golden Eagles won both of their matches against Denver last season (88-84 and 91-82) and are aiming for the same result this time around.
Oral Roberts was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap last Wednesday as they fell 82-76 to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
Meanwhile, Denver escaped with a win last week against the St. Thomas (MN) Tommies by the margin of a single free throw, 75-74. Having forecasted a close win for Denver, the oddsmakers were right on the money.
This next matchup looks promising for Oral Roberts, who are favored by a full 14.5 points. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Denver’s victory lifted them to 5-10 while Oral Roberts’ loss dropped them down to 7-6. We’ll see if the Pioneers can repeat their recent success or if the Golden Eagles bounce back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Mabee Center — Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Golden Eagles are a big 14.5-point favorite against the Pioneers, 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 14.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Denver have won eight out of their last 13 games against Oral Roberts.
- Jan 16, 2021 – Oral Roberts 91 vs. Denver 82
- Jan 15, 2021 – Oral Roberts 88 vs. Denver 84
- Feb 20, 2020 – Denver 100 vs. Oral Roberts 96
- Feb 01, 2020 – Oral Roberts 86 vs. Denver 77
- Feb 07, 2019 – Oral Roberts 78 vs. Denver 65
- Jan 20, 2019 – Denver 74 vs. Oral Roberts 58
- Mar 04, 2018 – Denver 90 vs. Oral Roberts 88
- Feb 18, 2018 – Denver 66 vs. Oral Roberts 65
- Jan 20, 2018 – Denver 73 vs. Oral Roberts 64
- Jan 31, 2017 – Denver 93 vs. Oral Roberts 69
- Dec 28, 2016 – Denver 77 vs. Oral Roberts 73
- Feb 19, 2016 – Oral Roberts 62 vs. Denver 58
- Jan 06, 2016 – Denver 78 vs. Oral Roberts 75