Arkansas vs Oral Roberts Bet: 2021 March Madness Sweet 16 Pick & Prediction

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021

Arkansas vs Oral Roberts Bet: 2021 March Madness Sweet 16 Pick. The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is in the books and we are onto the Sweet 16! In the biggest surprise of the tournament, we have 15-seed Oral Roberts still dancing!

Arkansas cruised in the First Round past Colgate but barely edged out Texas Tech in the Second Round. Meanwhile, Oral Roberts defeated Ohio State in overtime to begin the tournament, then came from behind to defeat Florida in the Second Round.

What can we expect from either team in this wild Arkansas vs Oral Roberts matchup? Let’s take a look.

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Arkansas vs Oral Roberts Bet: 2021 March Madness Sweet 16

Arkansas Razorbacks (-11.5) vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

Oral Roberts +11.5 (-112) at PointsBet

(Odds current as of Tuesday, March 23.)

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Who wants to bet against Oral Roberts at this point? Not me.

The story for this game is a matchup between two fast, high-scoring teams. Arkansas averages 82.5 points per game (PPG), which is 12th in the nation. Oral Roberts averages the 16th-most points, at 81.5 PPG. But while both teams rank high in raw points, their offensive efficiency isn’t great, with Arkansas and Oral Roberts ranking 37th and 65th, respectively.

Arkansas actually has the 10th-best defensive efficiency, per KenPom, but you wouldn’t have expected that after watching them allow 50% shooting to Texas Tech from beyond the arc. With a projected game total of 159 points, it doesn’t appear much defense will be on display from them in the Sweet 16 either.

Given the point total and how Oral Roberts has proven the ability to score against both Ohio State and Florida, 11.5 is too large of a spread. Even if they do not outright win, I expect the Golden Eagles to hang around until the final buzzer.

Even if your bracket is already busted, you can still get in the game. Read all of our 2021 March Madness betting picks and 2021 NCAA Tournament predictions.


Zach Brunner

Zach Brunner has worked in the fantasy sports and sports betting industries for almost a decade now. He is the owner of FlurrySports and has experience working with FantasyPros, Awesemo, BetWay and other sites. Living in Wisconsin, when Zach isn't drinking beer or shoveling snow, he loves all things Wisconsin sports and UFC.

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