Oregon vs. Boise State - 12/1/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (6-1) at Oregon Ducks (5-2)
College Basketball: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:30 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac 12 Networks
The Boise State Broncos will travel to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Oregon Ducks this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Boise State Broncos won their 2nd straight game and improved to 6-1 on the season after defeating the Loyola (CHI) Ramblers, 87-53, this past Tuesday. Boise State was outstanding on the offensive end throughout the game and easily went on to secure the victory after taking a 41-20 halftime lead. Boise State shot 53.2% from the field and 57.1% (16-28) from beyond the arc in the win. Leading the way for the Broncos was Justinian Jessup who had 20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist. On the season, Boise State is averaging 79.0 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Broncos are averaging 12.1 three-pointers per game on 42.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Boise State has been led by Justinian Jessup (14.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.7 spg), Alex Hobbs (13.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.9 apg), Christian Sengfelder (11.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg), and Chandler Hutchison (10.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.8 apg). Defensively, Boise State is holding their opponents to an average of 61.4 ppg on 39.0% shooting from the field. The Broncos have a rebound margin of 10.7 and a turnover margin of -2.1.
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The Oregon Ducks dropped to 5-2 on the season after being defeated by the Oklahoma Sooners, 90-80, this past Sunday. Oregon had no answers for the Sooners star freshman, Trae Young, who had 43 points and couldn’t fight back after Oklahoma took an 81-69 lead with 3:41 left in regulation. Oregon shot 41.9% from the field and 30.8% (8-26) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Ducks was Troy Brown who had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, Oregon is averaging 87.3 ppg on 47.5% shooting from the field. The Ducks are averaging 10.3 three-pointers per game on 37.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon has been led by Payton Pritchard (14.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.3 spg), Elijah Brown (12.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.0 spg), Paul White (12.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Troy Brown (11.7 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.0 spg). Defensively, Oregon is allowing their opponents to average 69.7 ppg on 36.7% shooting from the field. The Ducks have a rebound margin of 8.3 and a turnover margin of -0.7.
The Broncos are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall and just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Ducks are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 home games and 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall.
Boise State had their most impressive win of the season against Loyola (CHI) they dominated on both ends of the court against an above average team that was 6-0 on the season going into that matchup. B Boise State has gotten it done on the defensive end as they rank 27th in scoring defense and has been a dangerous team from beyond the arc as they rank T-6th in three-pointers made per game and 22nd in 3P-FG%. Oregon might not have the same level of talent as they did last year however, they are a solid team that ranks 29th in scoring offense, 39th in rebound margin, and 18th in defensive FG%. After the Broncos recent performance, I think this line is a little closer than it should be and as the Ducks have the athletic ability to cause the Broncos trouble on the offensive end, I think Oregon does enough to cover this small spread at home.