Oregon Ducks vs. BYU Cougars Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/21/13
BYU Cougars (8-4) at Oregon Ducks (10-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon Ducks and the BYU Cougars face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Oregon Ducks are undefeated and ranked 13th in the nation and are looking like they are going to be a big factor in college basketball this season. Oregon is loaded with talent and has a number of players who can carry the load if needed. Joseph Young is averaging 19.3 points to lead the Ducks in scoring. Mike Moser is averaging 15 points and 7.4 rebounds, Johnathan Loyd is averaging 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 10.6 points. Oregon is averaging 89.3 points and they are shooting 52.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Oregon has six players averaging double-digit points per game.
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The BYU Cougars are 8-4 on the season but they have played the fourth ranked schedule in the nation. BYU is 0-3 against teams ranked in the top 25 and they are 1-1 in road games. Tyler Haws is averaging 22.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game to lead the Cougars. Matt Carlino is averaging 16.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.1 assists, Eric Mika is averaging 14.1 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 12.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. BYU is averaging 88.6 points per game and they are shooting 46.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 78.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. BYU’s schedule gets easier as the season goes on despite having to play the big teams in the WCC like Gonzaga.
Oregon is 8-1-2 against the spread in their last 11 home games, 15-5-2 against the spread in their last 22 games, and 2-6 against the spread against the WCC. BYU is 7-16 against the spread in their last 23 road games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
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