Oregon vs. Arkansas State - 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-2) at Oregon Ducks (4-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -20.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC 12 Network
The Arkansas State Red Wolves will travel to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the 21st ranked Oregon Ducks in the Global Sports Shootout this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves improved to 2-2 (0-0 Sunbelt) on the season after defeating the Jackson State Tigers 78-69 this past Sunday. Arkansas State found themselves down by six at halftime but outscored Jackson State by a 43-28 margin in the 2nd half to secure the victory. Arkansas State shot 42.3% from the field and 78.4% (29-37) from the FT line. The Red Wolves held the Tigers to just 34.2% shooting from the field and had 8 blocks in the game. Leading the way for Arkansas State was Donte Thomas who had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. On the season, the Red Wolves have been led by Anthony Livingston (15.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 1.3 bpg), Donte Thomas (14.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.5 apg), and Devin Carter (12.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.5 apg). Offensively, Arkansas State is shooting 43.2% from the field on the season while averaging 12.8 assists per game. Defensively, the Red Wolves are allowing their opponents to shoot 34.8% from the field and are averaging 5.0 blocks per game.
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The 21st ranked Oregon Ducks (4-0; 0-0 Pac-12) remained undefeated on the season after getting a hard fought 73-67 win over the Valparaiso Crusaders this past Sunday. Oregon used a 12-2 run midway through the 2nd half to open a 63-53 lead and held on the rest of the way for the victory. Oregon shot 44.8% from the field, however, struggled from beyond the arc hitting just 26.7% (4-15) of their three-pointers. The Ducks allowed Valparaiso to shot 43.3% from the field and outrebounded the Crusaders by a 38-31 margin. On the season, Oregon has been led by Tyler Dorsey (15.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.8 apg), Dillon Brooks (14.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Elgin Cook (12.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.5 apg). Offensively, Oregon is currently averaging 76.0 ppg on 47.3% shooting. Defensively, the Ducks are holding opponents to 39.7% shooting from the field and are averaging 7.3 steals per game.
The Red Wolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Ducks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Arkansas State is an experienced team as basically the whole Red Wolves roster from the 2014-15 season is back this season led by Anthony Livingston. Oregon should be one of the better teams in the Pac-12 this season and has already gotten two big wins at home this season against Baylor and Valparaiso. The Red Wolves are 0-2 already this season on the road with losses to SIU-Edwardsville and Savannah State and although they are getting a ton of points here, I think Dillon Brooks and Oregon will have any trouble covering this spread. Take Oregon to cover.