The Oregon Ducks (5-2) will be at home in Matthew Knight Arena when they meet the Boise State Broncos (6-1). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 145.5 points with Oregon opening as a 7-point favorite. Action starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 1, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
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The Broncos dismantled the Loyola Chicago Ramblers in their last contest, 87-53. With 10 points and 12 rebounds, Christian Sengfelder had a good outing for Boise State. The Broncos held the Ramblers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 8.1 (below their season average of 26.4) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.661 (above their season average of 0.542).
The last time the Ducks played, they were blown out by the Oklahoma Sooners, 90-80. Paul White led Oregon in scoring with 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Oklahoma did a terrific job of making free throws (34-44; 77.3 percent). Oregon, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.2 (above their season average of 31.9).
This matchup pits one of the nation’s top offenses against one of its elite defensesSince the 2016-17 season, Oregon ranks 17th in effective field goal percentage (0.555), while Boise State is 40th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.469).
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Boise State games have finished under 66.7 percent of the time, while games involving Oregon have finished over 80.0 percent of the time. The Broncos have the superior straight up (SU) record (6-1 vs. 5-2), but both teams have the same against the spread (ATS) record (3-3).
The Ducks won the lone contest against the Broncos last season, 68-63. The Ducks played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.360 and a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 34.3. For those same stats, the Broncos were 0.179 and 25.0, respectively.
Boise State Broncos at Oregon Ducks Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oregon, ATS Winner – Boise State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Ducks rank 122nd in steals per game (6.5) while the Broncos rank 261st (5.1).
- Oregon ranks 39th in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while Boise State ranks 64th (33.2).
- Oregon averages 6.3 blocks per game, which ranks second in the NCAA. Boise State ranks 249th in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
- The Broncos rank 17th in three pointers allowed per game (17.7) while the Ducks rank 224th (22.5).
- Oregon ranks 35th in assists per game (15.9) while Boise State ranks 231st (12.5).