Report: Bettors are backing Oral Roberts in Sweet 16 matchup vs. Arkansas
Despite being a No. 15 seed, Oral Roberts has proven it shouldn’t be underestimated in this NCAA Tournament.
Sports bettors have apparently heard that warning loud and clear ahead of the Golden Eagles’ Sweet 16 matchup vs. Arkansas on Saturday night.
According to Patrick Everson of Covers.com, the majority of the action for this game is on Oral Roberts and +11.5 points. At Fan Duel, the disparity is reportedly 3-to-1 in favor of ORU.
Per @FDSportsbook on ORU-ARK: Arkansas from -11.5 to -11 and back to -11.5, but action solidly on underdog Oral Roberts, ~ 3/1 tickets and money.
— Patrick Everson (@Covers_Vegas) March 27, 2021
Of course, Oral Roberts has already won two games outright as double-digit underdogs in this NCAA Tournament. The Golden Eagles upset Ohio State in the first round and then Florida in the second round.
Now, ORU is trying to become the first No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to reach the Elite Eight.
Oral Roberts and Arkansas have already played once this season. Eric Musselman’s Razorbacks won the first game 87-76 in Fayetteville back on Dec. 20, 2020.
Moses Moody scored 18 points and had seven rebounds. Forward Justin Smith produced a game-high 22 points and 17 boards.
Tip off for this game is set for 7:25 p.m. ET.