The Oregon Ducks (4-0) and the Connecticut Huskies (3-0) go head-to-head in the Phil Knight Invitational – Victory at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 23, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Connecticut Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks Betting Preview
In the Huskies last outing, they had no trouble getting past the Boston University Terriers, 85-66. Christian Vital was the games leading scorer with 30 points on 9-for-15 shooting. Connecticut played a nearly flawless game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 and a free throw rate of 0.194. For those same stats, Boston University was 18.2 and 0.164, respectively.
The Ducks hope to maintain momentum after dismantling the Ball State Cardinals in their last outing, 95-71. With 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting, Payton Pritchard was the top scorer from either team. Oregon dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 34.3 (above their season average of 33.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.571 (below their season average of 0.634). For those same stats, Ball State recorded marks of 19.5 and 0.438, respectively.
This showdown pits one of the nations top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Oregon ranks 17th in effective field goal percentage (0.561) and Connecticut is 24th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.460) since last season.
The Ducks won the sole game against the Huskies last season, 79-69. The Ducks played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.226 and a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 32.1. For those same stats, the Huskies were 0.121 and 21.2, respectively.
Connecticut Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Connecticut, ATS Winner – Connecticut, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Ducks rank 34th in rebounds allowed per game (32.1) while the Huskies rank 154th (34.9).
- Connecticut ranks 13th in blocks per game (5.3) while Oregon ranks 120th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
- Oregon ranks 92nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while Connecticut ranks 264th in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
- The Ducks rank 28th in assists per game (16.1) while the Huskies rank 198th (12.9).
- Oregon ranks 121st in steals per game (6.6) while Connecticut ranks 280th (4.6).