Oral Roberts vs New Mexico Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 9 (Lobos Bounce Back, Outgun Golden Eagles)

Devon Platana
Oral Roberts vs New Mexico prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Oral Roberts vs New Mexico prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Eric Draper
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Oral Roberts vs New Mexico Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Oral Roberts (13-3, 4-3 Away) vs. No. 21 New Mexico (14-2, 10-1 Home)
  • Date: Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: The Pit -- Albuquerque, New Mexico

Friday, Jan. 9's NCAA college basketball schedule features a clash at the Pit between the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and No. 21 New Mexico Lobos.

Oral Roberts has been firing on all cylinders lately, defeating Kansas City 74-71 over the weekend to win its 10th straight game. Meanwhile, New Mexico followed up its first defeat of the season with an 84-77 loss to UNLV on Saturday, leaving time to tell if this is a minor hiccup or something worse for the Lobos.

Can Oral Roberts notch its 11th consecutive win tonight? Or will New Mexico reverse its fortunes in Albuquerque?

Oral Roberts vs New Mexico Odds & Spread

New Mexico enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 161.5 points, which is among the highest of Monday's totals.

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Oral Roberts vs New Mexico Betting Trends

  • Oral Roberts is 8-1 straight up in its last nine games in January.
  • New Mexico is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against the Summit League.
  • The total has hit the over in each of Oral Roberts' last five games against the MWC.
  • The total has hit the over in each of New Mexico's last five home games.

Oral Roberts vs New Mexico Prediction & Pick

This matchup is between two of the better offenses in the United States as Oral Roberts averages 79.9 points (No. 24) while New Mexico operates at an 81.3 PPG clip (No. 14). Having said that, the Lobos are a bit more accurate with their field goals (48.0%, No. 21) compared to the Golden Eagles (45.6%, No. 93).

New Mexico has the defense edge as well, allowing 69.9 PPG (No. 177) while Oral Roberts surrenders 72.8 PPG (No. 242).

In addition to being 10-1 straight up at home, New Mexico also boasts a plus-14.6 scoring margin at the Pit this season. Although Oral Roberts' plus-7.2 scoring margin is decent, it drops to an unimpressive minus-0.9 on the road. With the Golden Eagles losing all three of their matchups as underdogs this season, I like the Lobos' chances even more.

Back New Mexico getting back on track tonight.

Final Score Prediction: New Mexico: 86 | Oral Roberts: 79

Oral Roberts vs New Mexico Best Bet

Even though Oral Roberts has been more than solid, I like New Mexico's odds to cover the 5.5-point spread. On top of having a great record and scoring margin at the Pit, the Lobos are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six against Summit League opponents.

Meanwhile, Oral Roberts has failed to cover the spread in three of its last five games, also going 2-6 ATS in its last eight road games on a Monday. Unless the team comes out completely flat, New Mexico should win this by a decent amount.

Bet: New Mexico -5.5 (-115)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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