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Georgetown Hoyas vs. Oregon Ducks Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/8/13

Oregon Ducks (28-9) at Georgetown Hoyas (25-7)

College Basketball: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Camp Humphreys Army Base)

The Line: Georgetown Hoyas -4.5 -- Over/Under: 131 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Oregon Ducks and the Georgetown Hoyas tip off their 2013-2014 college basketball schedules as they meet on Friday in Seoul Korea for the Armed Forces Classic.

The Oregon Ducks went to the Sweet Sixteen in last year’s NCAA Tournament and despite missing some of the key players from last year’s team the Ducks start the season nationally ranked. E.J. Singler was the kind of do it all player for Oregon a year ago and Arsalan Kazemi was one of the top rebounders in the nation. Aside from those loses Oregon will be without Dominic Artis and Ben Carter as they were suspended for selling shoes. The good news for Oregon is they landed one of the top transfers in Mike Moser from UNLV who could have just gone into the NBA and they also landed Joseph Young from Houston who averaged 18 points per game last season and should be an outright force after being granted eligibility by the NCAA. Oregon averaged 71.6 points and shot 44.7 percent from the floor last season and they allowed 63.6 points per game and their opponents shot 41.4 percent. Once Oregon is at 100 percent they should be one of the top teams in the country.

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Oregon Ducks Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/8/13

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The Georgetown Hoyas lost their best player from last season, Otto Porter Jr., but they return the rest of the team in a much more experienced form than they were a season ago. Markel Starks averaged 12.8 points and 3.0 assists per game, Nate Lubick averaged 7.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Mikael Hopkins averaged 5.9 points. Georgetown is also without center Greg Whittington who was suspended for most of last season and then he tore his ACL over the Summer. Moses Ayegba will be called upon to fill Whittington’s big shoes and while he has shown the ability to rebound he hasn’t contributed to the offense as much. Georgetown averaged 64.7 points and shot 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they allowed 56.4 points per game and their opponents shot 37.8 percent. Once again Georgetown appears to have a quality team this season.

Oregon is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 5-0 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, and 4-0 against the spread in their last four non-conference games. Georgetown is 18-8 against the spread in their last 26 neutral site games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six non-conference games.

The suspensions at Oregon hurts the Ducks but they are the better team here and getting points they are the play.

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