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Oregon vs. Syracuse - 11/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Syracuse Orange (2-1) at Oregon Ducks (2-1)
Date & Time Friday November 16, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Oregon Ducks PK -- Over/Under: 138.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Syracuse Orange (2-1) at Oregon Ducks (2-1)
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The Syracuse Orange and Oregon Ducks meet Friday in the college basketball action at the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden.

The Syracuse Orange look to rebound from their loss to the UConn Huskies and get to a 3-1 record. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 75.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Oshae Brissett is averaging 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds while Tyus Battle is averaging 15.5 points and two assists. Elijah Hughes is the third double-digit scorer and Paschal Chukwu is grabbing eight rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 21.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have split their last six non-home games.

The Oregon Ducks look for a bounce back showing after getting beat up by the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 82.5 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 52 points on 26.1 percent shooting. Bol Bol is averaging 17.5 points and 12 rebounds while Payton Pritchard is averaging 16 points and 5.5 assists. Paul White is the third double-digit scorer and Ehab Amin is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 22.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks has lost four of their last seven non-home games.

The Orange are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Ducks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The under is 7-2 in Ducks last 9 overall and the under is 6-2 in Orange last 8 non-conference games.

If the Oregon Ducks struggled with Iowa's defensive pressure, it's hard seeing them do much better against that Syracuse zone. The Syracuse Orange should be fine, as they played sloppy last night and watched UConn make a lot of tough shots. Oregon couldn't get anything going last night. This is also pretty much a home game for the Orange, so in a toss-up, I'll side with Syracuse. 

Pick:
Syracuse Orange PK

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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