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Boise State vs. Oregon - 12/29/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oregon Ducks (8-4) at Boise State Broncos (5-7)
Date & Time Saturday December 29, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
The Line
The Line: Boise State Broncos -2 -- Over/Under: 132.5
TV Channel
CBSSN
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The Oregon Ducks and Boise State Broncos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Taco Bell Arena.

The Oregon Ducks need a statement win after winning four of their last seven games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 72.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Bol Bol is averaging 21 points and 9.6 rebounds while Payton Pritchard is averaging 13.1 points and 4.5 assists. Paul White is dishing 1.6 assists and Victor Bailey Jr. is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have lost both road games this season.

The Boise State Broncos could also use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Boise State Broncos are averaging 70.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Roderick Williams is averaging 15.2 points and 1.4 assists while Justinian Jessup is averaging 12.9 points and 4.2 rebounds. Zach Haney is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Alston is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Boise State Broncos are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boise State Broncos are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Boise State Broncos have won their last four home games.

The Ducks are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 Saturday games, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 home games. The under is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 overall.

The Oregon Ducks have been sluggish at times this season, especially on the road where they're averaging just 54 points. The Boise State Broncos have had their struggles as well, but they've been a solid home team over the years, andd it's no different this season where they're shooting 46 percent from the field and are outscoring teams by 9.2 points. This line has moved an awful lot in favor of Boise State, but I like where the money is coming in at, as I don't have much confidence in Oregon right now. The Ducks aren't that impressive when shots aren't falling.

Pick:
Boise State Broncos -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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