The Alabama State Hornets (0-3) are off to a slow start and will try to pick up their first victory when they meet the Oregon Ducks (2-0) at Matthew Knight Arena. Action gets underway at 11 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Alabama State Hornets vs. Oregon Ducks Free Preview
The Hornets lost big to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in their last outing, 94-63. Steve Rogers had a good performance for Alabama State, leading the team in scoring with 17 points on 5-for-10 shooting. South Dakota State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.8 vs. 14.3). Alabama State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.1 vs. 16.7).
In the Ducks last matchup, they thoroughly outplayed the Prairie View A&M Panthers, 100-67. Oregon received a boost from Troy Brown, who led the team in scoring with 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Oregon dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 0.643 and a turnover percentage of 14.0. For those same stats, Prairie View A&M recorded marks of 0.391 and 19.4, respectively.
Oregon could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the nations worst defenses. The Ducks rank 17th in offensive efficiency, while Alabama State ranks 293rd in defensive efficiency dating back to last season. Also, the Hornets rank 299th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.213), while the Ducks rank 21st in opponents FTA rate (0.189).
The Hornets are 8-26 straight up (SU) and 2-2 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Its tough to find a trend for Alabama State games since last year in regards to the O/U total as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under.
The Ducks, on the other hand, have records of 31-5 SU and 24-13-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Oregon games over that same period with 19 unders compared to 18 overs.
Alabama State Hornets vs. Oregon Ducks Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oregon, ATS Winner – Oregon, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Hornets rank 61st in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while the Ducks rank 238th (22.7).
- Oregon ranks second in blocks per game (6.4) while Alabama State ranks 157th (3.2).
- Oregon ranks 39th in assists per game (15.8) while Alabama State ranks 322nd (9.6).
- The Ducks rank 42nd in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while the Hornets rank 293rd (38.7).
- Oregon ranks 15th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while Alabama State ranks 257th (7.4).