Visit SportsChat Premium

Oregon Ducks vs. Valparaiso Crusaders - 11/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Valparaiso Crusaders (3-0) at Oregon Ducks (1-1)

College Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)

The Line: Oregon Ducks -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Valparaiso Crusaders have upset on their minds when they take on the 4th-ranked Oregon Ducks on Thursday night.

The Valparaiso Crusaders improved to 3-0 on the year with a 78-58 win over Coppin State. Shane Hammink led Valpo with 23 points on 8 of 11 shooting, including a 3-pointer and 6 of 7 makes from the free throw line. Hammink also pulled down 7 boards and was one of 4 Crusaders in double figures on the scoresheet, as Alec Peters followed behind with 7 makes on 20 attempts, including just 1 of 6 from downtown for 20 points as he also collected 8 rebounds. Max Joseph had himself a very efficient night, making 6 of his 7 shots including a 3 and a pair of free throws for 15 points in the win while Micah Bradford rounded out the foursome with 12 points on 3 of 9 from the floor including 2 of 7 from downtown while making all 4 of his free throw attempts to go along with 5 rebounds. As a team, Valparaiso is shooting 41.9% from the floor, and 80% from the free throw line. Where the crusaders must improve is their shooting from beyond the arc, as Valpo is 4th-last in the nation, shooting just 20% from downtown through their first 3 games.

Oregon Ducks vs. Valparaiso Crusaders - 11/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The 4th-ranked Oregon Ducks hit a bit of a stumble as they fell to the Baylor Bears by a final score of 66-49. Dylan Ennis led the Ducks with 16 points on 5 of 13 from the floor, however he was just 1 of 6 from downtown but made up for it by putting in 5 of his 6 free throw attempts. Chris Boucher was the only other Duck to find himself in double figures in the points column, as Boucher put in 5 of 9 from the floor, including a 3-pointer of his own for 12 points in the loss. Jordan Bell came close to his 1st double-double of the season, falling just 2 points shy with 11 rebounds and 8 points on 4 of 8 shooting. As a team, Oregon is shooting just 39% from the floor, 26.1% from beyond the arc but are trying to make up for it by shooting 80% from the foul line.

Valparaiso is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. the Pac-12 and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Oregon is 20-9 in their last 29 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 non-conference games.

I originally was leaning towards Valpo, but I just can’t pull the trigger on it. Oregon is going to be angry after being humiliated by Baylor, and will use their size and experience all over a Valpo team that can struggle when it comes to putting the ball in the hoop.

I’ll lay the points with Oregon, although it is a lean at best.

CLICK HERE to See Who The EXPERTS Pick In This Game

Comments (0)

This thread has been closed from taking new comments.
Free Premium Picks by Text from Sports Chat Experts
Top 10 Sport Sites