Stanford Cardinal (5-2) at Oregon Ducks (7-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -4 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Stanford Cardinal and the Oregon Ducks meet Saturday in college basketball action from Matthew Knight Arena.
Stanford enters this game at 5-2 so far. The Cardinal are riding a four-game winning streak, most recently taking out CSU Bakersfield on December 21. As for Oregon, they’re rolling along at 7-1 this year. The Ducks lost their opener but have bagged wins in their last seven games since. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Stanford opened the year at 1-2, beating Alabama and falling to North Carolina and Indiana. Since then it’s been a string of four wins for the Cardinal. They’ve taken out North Carolina A&T, CSUN, Arizona and CSU Bakersfield in succession over the last quartet.
In the 63-50 win over CSU Bakersfield on December 21, Stanford’s top scorer was Ziare Williams with 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Bryce Wills managed 14 points with seven rebounds and three assists, and Oscar da Silva also finished in double-figures with 10 points, six rebounds and one assist for the Cardinal.
Over on the Oregon side, they opened the season with a tough 83-75 loss to Missouri. Since then it’s been a string of seven victories for the Ducks, though. Oregon has taken out Seton Hall, Eastern Washington, Florida A&M, Washington, San Francisco, Portland and California in that stretch.
In the 82-69 win over Cal on Thursday, Oregon’s top scorer was Eugene Omoruyi with 26 points and six boards. Chris Duarte added 19 points with three rebounds and one assist, while Eric Williams chipped in 13 points, six rebounds and one assist for the Ducks.
Oregon is 35-17 ATS in their last 52 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games. The Ducks are 34-16 ATS in their last 50 games overall and the over is 10-4 in their last 14 games overall.
Meanwhile, the Cardinal are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five versus a team with a winning straight-up record. The over is 5-2 in Stanford’s last seven Saturday games and the under is 13-6-2 in their last 21 road games.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Stanford here. Oregon has been quite impressive on offense lately, notching 74 or more points in each of their last five outings. Stanford can score pretty well themselves when the matchup is favorable; they’ve logged 78 or more in four of their seven games. If the Cardinal can get off to a good early rhythm on offense and hit some big shots in the first half, I can see Stanford banging out a cover in this one.