The Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament gets closer as more teams punch their ticket to the next stage of the event. This time, we find the No. 3 seed Arkansas Razorbacks go head to head with the No. 16 seed Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.
To get here, the Razorbacks executed a convincing 17-point win against Colgate and a nail-biting 68-66 win against Texas Tech. Meanwhile, the Golden Eagles had to work their way to the third round with both first and second-round games separated by only 3 points. This makes for an exciting matchup.
What the NitroBetting news team has here is a quick and detailed overview of what you need to know about the Arkansas vs. Oral Roberts game. Let’s take a look at the game details, College Basketball odds, betting trends, and our very own expert betting predictions for those who want to take their online Bitcoin sport betting experiences to the next level.
Oral Roberts vs. Arkansas Game Information
- When: Saturday March 27, 2021, 8:45 PM ET
- Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: TBS
- Radio: CBS Sports Radio
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- March Madness Betting Odds: Arkansas -625 / -11.0 (-109) / Under 159.0 (-105)
Why Bet on the Arkansas Razorbacks?
Behind Arkansas is an impressive coaching staff, who despite losing two key players to the NBA, managed to squeeze more out of its players. After finishing a closely contested game against the No. 6 seed Texas Tech Red Raiders, The Razorbacks make their way to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 25 years.
The core of Arkansas coming into the game is its ball security and output in the paint. This is further improved by the return of Justin Smith, who missed games since mid-January. He made it to the second team all-SEC and is ready to go to work.
The forward took the helm in their last match against Texas Tech, putting up 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. Meanwhile, freshman guard Moses Moody begins to heat up after recording 15 points and six rebounds.
Why Bet on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles?
The Golden Eagles enter the Sweet 16 with their heads up high after overcoming No. 7 seed Florida Gators in an exhilarating 81-78 win. Oral Roberts trailed by as much as 11 points during the game, but the Golden Eagles clawed their way to the front thanks to the resilience of Kevin Obanor and Max Abmas. The former recorded a game-high 28 points and 11 rebounds while Abmas added 26 points and 7 assists.
Oral Roberts is known for its fierce offense. They display explosive plays that brought the team up to the 98th percentile in the half-court, per Synergy. Expect fast plays from the team and shots from beyond the arc.
At 38.8 percent in 3-point shooting and 82.6 percent from the free-throw line, they will try to force an upset in the approaching NCAAB: Arkansas vs. Oral Roberts game.
Oral Roberts vs. Arkansas Betting Trends
- Oral Roberts is 8-2 in its last 10 games.
- Oral Roberts is 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone 7 times in Oral Roberts’ last 10 games.
- Arkansas is 9-1 in its last 10 games.
- Arkansas is 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under 4 times in Arkansas’ last 5 games.
Oral Roberts vs. Arkansas Expert Betting Prediction
The Oral Roberts is in for a challenge once again. This is only the second time a No. 15 seed moves on to the Sweet 16, giving this game hints of an underdog story. Of course, Arkansas remains composed and excited for its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1996. With outstanding results in recent games, many favor the team to move on to the next round.
Nevertheless, from a betting standpoint, we cannot discount the fact that Arkansas can cover the spread and maybe even pull off an underdog win, as it had already done twice in the tournament.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.