Oregon vs. Boise State - 11/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (3-2) at Oregon Ducks (4-2)
College Basketball: Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -16.5 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Networks
The Boise State Broncos will travel to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the 13th ranked Oregon Ducks this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Boise State Broncos won their 2nd straight game and improved to 3-2 on the season after defeating the Presbyterian College Blue Hose, 82-56, this past Friday. Boise State led by a 44-22 margin at halftime and led by at least 20 points throughout the 2nd half. Boise State shot 43.9% from the field and outrebounded the Blue Hose by a 41-26 margin. Leading the way for the Broncos was Justinian Jessup who had 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. On the season, Boise State is averaging 74.6 ppg on 48.0% shooting from the field. The Broncos are averaging 6.8 three-pointers per game on 30.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Boise State has been led by Chandler Hutchison (18.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.6 apg), Nick Duncan (10.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.8 apg), Paris Austin (10.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.4 apg), and Justinian Jessup (9.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.8 apg). Defensively, Boise State is holding their opponents to an average of 62.4 ppg on 39.1% shooting from the field. Boise State has done a nice job on the boards as they currently have a rebound margin of 9.2 which ranks 30th in the country.
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The 13th ranked Oregon Ducks won their 2nd straight game and improved to 4-2 on the season after defeating the UConn Huskies, 79-69, this past Wednesday. Oregon went into halftime with a 39-28 point lead and led by at least 6 points throughout the 2nd half in the victory. Oregon was outstanding on the offensive end as the shot 54.7% from the field and 42.9% (9-21) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Ducks was Dylan Ennis who had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, Oregon is averaging 70.8 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Ducks are averaging 6.2 three-pointers per game on 30.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon has been led by Chris Boucher (15.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.0 bpg), Dillon Brooks (11.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.3 apg), Jordan Bell (11.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg), and Tyler Dorsey (11.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.3 apg). Defensively, Oregon is allowing their opponents to average 66.0 ppg on 39.5% shooting. Oregon has done a nice job protecting the paint as the Ducks are averaging 8.0 bpg which ranks T-2nd in College Basketball.
The Broncos are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The Ducks are 53-26-3 ATS in their last 82 games following a ATS win however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Boise State lost the majority of their offensive production from last year’s team as James Webb III and Anthony Drmic are no longer with the Broncos, and have struggled a bit finding offense as the Broncos rank 257th in FG% and 292nd in 3P FG%. Oregon has one of the better teams in the country and although the Ducks have struggled on offensive in their losses to Baylor and Georgetown, should be getting back to form as Dillion Brooks is starting to return to form from his foot injury. Baylor has struggled offensively and although they are very tough at home, I like the Broncos and Under in this one.