Baylor vs. Oregon - 11/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (1-0) at Baylor Bears (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and Baylor Bears meet Tuesday afternoon in college basketball action at the Ferrell Center on ESPN2.
The Oregon Ducks look for another victory after beating up on Army in their season opener. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 91 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Tyler Dorsey is averaging 21 points and two rebounds while Payton Pritchard is averaging 15 points and four assists. Jordan Bell is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Boucher is grabbing eight rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Baylor Bears also look for a quick 2-0 start after beating Oral Roberts on Friday. The Baylor Bears are averaging 76 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Al Freeman is averaging 16 points and five rebounds while Manu Lecomte is averaging 13 points and 10 assists. Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ishmail Wainright is grabbing five rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 23.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Ducks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss. The Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The under is 5-1 in Bears last 6 overall and the over is 5-2 in Ducks last 7 road games.
I like the Oregon Ducks and their offense is once again going to run many teams into the ground this season. However, Baylor is one of the better defensive teams in the country and play a pressure style Oregon doesn't see often in the Pac-12. Add the fact this game is in Baylor, and you have to give the edge to the Bears at home.