Oregon Ducks vs. Baylor Bears Free Prediction 12/21/18

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It will be a clash between two exceptional defenses when the Baylor Bears (6-4) take on the Oregon Ducks (8-3) at Ferrell Center. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Oregon Ducks vs. Baylor Bears ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Bears lost a winnable game to the Texas Southern Tigers, 72-69, while the Ducks dismantled the Portland State Vikings, 84-57.

The Ducks had a much better free throw rate (0.520 vs. 0.137) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.580 vs. 0.322). Baylor, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (47.7 vs. 38.7). Baylor was led by King McClure, who put up 23 points, five rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Bol Bol played a key role for Oregon with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The Ducks’ Bol has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Tristan Clark has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Bears.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams square off. Baylor ranks 285th in possessions per game (67.8) and Oregon is 310th (67.0). Additionally, the Ducks could dominate on defense. They rank 24th in the NCAA with an effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.439, while the offense of the Bears ranks 259th in effective field goal percentage (0.494).

Oregon Ducks at Baylor Bears Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Baylor, ATS Winner – Baylor, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Baylor ranks 102nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.5) while Oregon ranks 250th (28.7).
  • The Bears rank 43rd in assists allowed per game (11.2) while the Ducks rank 74th (12.2).
  • Oregon ranks 47th in rebounds allowed per game (32.2) while Baylor ranks 71st (33.2).
  • The Ducks rank 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Bears rank 74th (3.2).
  • Oregon ranks 39th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while Baylor ranks 77th (6.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Ducks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 15.8, up from 11.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 78.2 points per game (7.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.4 points per game (4.0 above their season average).