Duke vs Oral Roberts Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 16 NCAA Tournament Game (Stars Come to Play in Orlando)

Duke vs Oral Roberts Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 16 NCAA Tournament Game (Stars Come to Play in Orlando)


Duke vs Oral Roberts Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Tournament Game
  • No. 21 Duke (26-8) vs. Oral Roberts (30-4)
  • Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Amway Center -- Orlando, Florida
  • Coverage: CBS

The 2023 NCAA Tournament continues on Thursday with an exciting Round of 64 matchup between the No. 12 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and No. 5 Duke Blue Devils. Oral Roberts is back in the Big Dance for the second time in the last three years, while Duke is making its 45th all-time appearance.

Oral Roberts is in the midst of a 17-game winning streak that was extended with a 92-58 win over North Dakota State in the Summit League Championship. Meanwhile, Duke beat Virginia by a score of 59-49 to win the ACC title in what was its ninth straight victory.

Which streak grows on Thursday? Let's find out.

Duke vs Oral Roberts Odds & Spread

Duke enters this contest as a moderate favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points, which is above average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Duke vs Oral Roberts Betting Trends

  • Duke is 15-19-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Blue Devils are 6-12 as 6.5-point favorites or more.
  • There have been 14 Duke's games (out of 34) that hit the over this season.
  • Oral Roberts has 13 wins in 30 games against the spread this year.
  • The Golden Eagles have one win ATS (1-2) as a 6.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • Oral Roberts has seen 13 of its 30 games hit the over.
Duke Rank Duke AVG Oral Roberts AVG Oral Roberts Rank
159th 72.5 Points Scored 84.2 3rd
32nd 63.9 Points Allowed 70.1 177th
19th 35.7 Rebounds 34.4 42nd
20th 10.9 Off. Rebounds 7.7 255th
230th 6.9 3pt Made 10.8 2nd
67th 14.7 Assists 14.8 59th
143rd 11.5 Turnovers 9 6th

Duke vs Oral Roberts Prediction & Pick

Oral Roberts is best known for becoming the first No. 15 seed to ever reach the Sweet Sixteen back in 2021. The Golden Eagles are more than a compelling story this time, though, as they enter the NCAA Tournament ranked third in offensive efficiency and fourth in points per game (82.5).

Head coach Paul Mills' team simply knows how to score the basketball and the Golden Eagles are going to be a popular upset pick as a result. Duke came out on top of an ACC conference that only sent four teams to the NCAA Tournament and is playing under a first-year head coach in Jon Scheyer.

Oral Roberts has won nine of its last 11 games in March, so back the Golden Eagles in an upset.

Final Score Prediction: Duke: 73 | Oral Roberts: 76

Duke vs Oral Roberts Best Bet

Backing Oral Roberts to beat one of the most storied programs in the country is certainly bold, so bettors looking to get in on the action may want to shift gears to the point total here. Great scorers can be found on these rosters, including the likes of Max Abmas, Kyle Filipwoski and Jeremy Roach.

Each offense is averaging at least 80.0 points over the last three games on a shooting percentage of at least 47.2% as well. More than 145 points have been scored in seven of Duke's last eight as well as in three of Oral Robert's last four NCAA Tournament games. Back those trends to continue on Thursday.

Bet: Over 145.5 Total Points (-110)

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