Oregon vs. Valparaiso - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Valparaiso Crusaders (5-0) at Oregon Ducks (3-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Valparaiso Crusaders and Oregon Ducks meet Sunday afternoon at the Matthew Knight Arena.
The Valparaiso Crusaders look for their second road win to improve to a solid 6-0 on the year. The Valparaiso Crusaders are averaging 73 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 35.8 percent shooting. Alec Peters is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while Tevonn Walker is averaging 10.4 points and 1.6 assists. Keith Carter is dishing 3.5 assists and Shane Hammink is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Valparaiso Crusaders have allowed no more than 58 points in their last four games and are forcing 16 turnovers. Valparaiso has to be a very confident bunch heading into this road contest. Valparaiso has won nine of its last 12 road games. David Skara is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Oregon Ducks also hope to remain undefeated with their fourth straight victory. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 77 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 59.3 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Chris Boucher is averaging 14 points and 6.7 rebounds while Tyler Dorsey is averaging 13.3 points and 4.7 assists. Elgin Cook is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Dillon Brooks is dishing two assists. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 30.3 percent from downtown and have 66 deep ball attempts in their first three games. Oregon is a run-and-gun team that’s dropped no less than 74 points in each of its first three games. Oregon has won 10 straight home games.
The Crusaders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Ducks are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 22-9-1 ATS in their last 32 non-conference games.
Valparaiso is a solid team that has the ability to win this game outright. However, Oregon is very tough to beat on its home court and may have too many offensive horses for the Crusaders to keep up with. I see the Ducks covering this reasonable number.