Oral Roberts vs. Florida Predictions, Odds, Preview

Mar. 21, 2021
David Schwab
NCAA BK Expert

Oral Roberts vs. Florida Predictions

Florida gets the nod in this South Region second-round matchup as an eight-point favorite. The total line for Sunday’s 7:45 p.m. (ET) tip on truTV is set at 149 points.

Oral Roberts is already a bracket buster in this tournament with its huge upset against No. 2 Ohio State. This No. 15 seed has already proven it can hang with the top seeds and it is more than capable of further disrupting the South Region on Sunday. Florida should win this game straight-up but I am taking the Golden Eagles against the spread with the eight points.

I'm also taking the OVER on the total line. The way that Oral Roberts shoots threes, the Gators are going to have to score some points of their own to get that win.

  • Score Prediction: Florida 77 Oral Roberts 76
  • Best Bets - Side: Oral Roberts +8
  • Best Bets - Total: OVER 149.5

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Oral Roberts vs. Florida Betting Odds

Line Moves

  • Spread: Florida -8
  • Total: 149.5
  • Money-Line: Florida -325 Oral Roberts +265

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Handicapping Oral Roberts vs. Florida

The Golden Eagles came out firing three-point shots in Friday’s opening round and when the smoke cleared in overtime, they had scored 33 of their 75 points from beyond the arc. They only hit 31.4% of those 35 attempts but it was enough to take down a No. 2 seed. This team is not afraid to shoot the ball from anywhere on the court.

Florida had its hands full with Virginia Tech on Friday in another game that was decided in overtime. The Gators should get a slight boost with the return of forward Omar Payne, but guard Tyree Appleby remains questionable with a facial injury. With solid scoring depth in this lineup, Florida is going to need a full team effort to win this tricky matchup.

  • Region: South
  • Matchup: 7 vs. 15
  • Venue: Indiana Farmers Coliseum
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Date: Mar. 21, 2021
  • TV-Time: 7:45 p.m. (ET) - truTV

Handicapping Resources: March Madness Central | NCAA Consensus Picks

Betting Stats & Analysis - Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

The Golden Eagles bring a SU six-game winning streak into this game while going 5-0 ATS in their last five outings. They are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games played on Sunday.

The total has gone OVER in seven of Oral Roberts’ last 10 games. It has gone OVER in its last seven games against a team from the SEC. The OVER has cashed in six of its last seven games as an underdog.

Seed: 15
Conference: Summit
Bid: Auto

  • SU: 17-10
  • ATS: 15-9
  • O/U: 16-8
  • Current Form (Last 5): 5-0 SU, 5-0 ATS, 2-3 O/U
  • Notable Wins: Ohio State
  • PS/G: 81.5 (12th)
  • PA/G: 75.6 (290th)
  • Off Rtg: 110.3 (32nd)
  • Def Rtg: 102.4 (235th)

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Betting Stats & Analysis - Florida Gators

Florida has failed to cover in four of its last five games and it is 1-5 ATS in its last six games in March. The team is 2-3 ATS in its last five games played at a neutral site.

The total has stayed UNDER in seven of the Gators’ last 10 games. It has also stayed UNDER in four of their last five games closing as favorites.

Seed: 7
Conference: SEC
Bid: At-large

  • SU: 15-9
  • ATS: 11-13
  • O/U: 11-12-1
  • Current Form (Last 5): 2-3 SU, 1-4 ATS, 2-2-1 O/U
  • Notable Wins: Virginia Tech, LSU, Tennessee, West Virginia
  • PS/G: 74 (106th)
  • PA/G: 69.8 (168th)
  • Off Rtg: 104.5 (123rd)
  • Def Rtg: 98.6 (133rd)

Key Players to Watch

Guard Max Abmas exceeded expectations as the nation’s highest scoring player with 29 points against Ohio State. He went 5-for-10 from three-point range. However, forward Kevin Obanor was the top scorer in that game with 30 points while getting the double-double with 11 rebounds.

The duo of forward Colin Castleton (19 points) and guard Tre Mann (14 points) led the way to Friday’s overtime win. Castleton added 14 rebounds and Mann led in assists with four. Guard Scottie Lewis added 15 points off the bench.

  • ORU - Max Abmas (24.5 PPG)
  • ORU - Kevin Obanor (18.6 PPG, 9.5 RPG)
  • UF - Tre Mann (15.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG)
  • UF - Colin Castleton (12.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG)

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The Golden Eagles closed as 15-point underdogs in Friday’s 75-72 overtime victory over Ohio State. The total in that stunning upset still stayed UNDER the closing 156.5-point line.

The Gators were slight 1.5-point favorites over Virginia Tech in their 75-70 win in overtime. The total in that game went OVER the closing line of 135 points.

March Madness Records & Trends

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

  • All-Time Record: 3-5
  • Last Appearance: 2008
  • Deepest Run: Sweet 16 (1974)

-- Oral Roberts has lost four of its last five NCAA Tournament games.
-- Oral Roberts has covered the spread in 10 of its last 13 games when playing as the underdog.
-- Oral Roberts has covered the spread in four straight games when playing on a neutral court.
-- Oral Roberts has covered the spread in eight of its last 10 games.
-- Oral Roberts has gone OVER the point total in eight of its last 10 games.

Florida Gators

  • All-Time Record: 48-20
  • Last Appearance: 2019
  • Deepest Run: Champion (2007)

-- Florida has won 19 of its last 26 NCAA Tournament games.
-- Florida has reached the Elite Eight in five of its last seven NCAA Tournament appearances.
-- Florida has been eliminated by a school seeded No. 7 or lower in six straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
-- Florida has failed to cover the spread in eight of its last 12 games.

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