San Francisco Dons (5-3) at Oregon Ducks (4-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Francisco Dons and the Oregon Ducks meet Thursday in college basketball action from Matthew Knight Arena.
San Francisco enters this one at 5-3 on the season. The Dons had a three-game win streak stopped by California in their last outing. As for Oregon, they’re 1-4 so far. The Ducks have won their last four straight games, most recently against Washington on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
San Francisco opened up the year with a stunning win over Virginia, then fell to Rhode Island 84-71 in game two. The next three games were victories for the Dons, as they took out Nevada, Cal Poly and Long Beach State in succession. San Francisco took a tough loss to California 72-70 in their last outing, however.
In the loss to the Bears on Sunday, San Francisco’s leading contributor was Jamaree Bouyea with 24 points, four rebonds and three assists. Khalil Shabazz added 21 points with four rebounds and three assists, and Julian Rishwain added 11 points with six boards.
Over on the Oregon side, they came out of the gate with an 83-75 loss to Missouri. Since then, it’s been four straight wins for the Ducks, though. Those victories came 83-70 over Seton Hall, 69-52 over Eastern Washington, 87-66 over Florida A&M and 74-71 over Washington.
In the victory over the Huskies, Oregon’s Eugene Omoruyi and Chris Duarte each notched 14 points, combining for five assists and 12 rebounds. N’Faly Dante doubled up for the Ducks in that game, posting 12 points, 10 rebounds and one assist.
The Ducks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games and 25-11 ATS in their last 36 after a straight-up win. Oregon is 32-15 ATS in their last 47 overall and the over is 6-1 in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Dons are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 after a straight-up loss and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 overall. The over is 5-0 in San Francisco’s last five overall and 5-0 in their last five road games.
PICK: I’m going with San Francisco in this one. The Dons have been competitive in every game so far (except for the 13-point loss to Rhode Island in game two) and have posted some solid offensive numbers over their first half-dozen outings. San Fran has hit 70 or more points in each of their last five games, and should be able to hang around pretty well here. Oregon has played well this season, and I expect the Ducks to win this game. That said, I think the Dons can hang around and make it tough on Oregon.