Oral Roberts Golden Eagles travel to Amway Center in Florida to take on the Duke Blue Devils in Round 1 of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. It’s the 12th seed vs. the 5th seed. Both teams won their conference this year and are looking to make a run in the NCAA Tourney. Can the Golden Eagles upset Duke, or will the Blue Devils cruise to an easy win?
Oral Roberts vs. Duke Match Details
Fixture: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles @ Duke Blue Devils
Date and Time: March 16, 2023, 7:10 p.m. EST
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
Oral Roberts vs. Duke Betting Odds
Oral Roberts is 30-4 on the year and was crowned Summit League champion after beating North Dakota State 74-66. The Golden Eagles are the No. 12 seed in the East Region. Max Abmas leads this team averaging 22.2 points and 4.0 assists per game this year. Oral Roberts, as a team, is averaging 84.2 points per game. They are shooting 47.9% from the field and 36.9% from behind the arc. This year, most of the Golden Eagles’ wins have come against weaker opponents while failing miserably against top teams like Houston, St. Mary’s, Utah State and New Mexico.
Duke is 26-8 and was crowned ACC champions after beating Virginia 59-49. The Blue Devils enter the NCAA Tourney as the No. 5 seed in the East Region. Kyle Filipowski is the leader of this team, averaging 15.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. As a team, Duke is averaging 72.5 points per game this season. They are shooting 45.1% from the field and 33.6% from behind the arc. Duke has several quality wins this year, including against teams like Miami, North Carolina, Syracuse and Virginia. This team has had its struggles but has played well lately.
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Oral Roberts is outmatched in this one. Duke is an excellent team, and I have them going deep in the NCAA Tournament. Filipowski is a dominant player that poses serious matchup issues for almost any team. I got Duke in this one. They are liable to blow Oral Roberts right out of the Amway Center.