Expect a shootout when the Oregon Ducks (7-3) and the Portland State Vikings (6-2) face off at Matthew Knight Arena. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 167.5 points with Oregon opening as a 13.5-point favorite. Action starts at 10:01 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Portland State Vikings at Oregon Ducks Odds Preview
The Vikings edged the Santa Clara Broncos in their last matchup, 87-84. Deontae North was the top scorer from either team with 30 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Portland State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 6.8 (better than their season average of 15.4) and a free throw rate of 0.281 (above their season average of 0.262). Santa Clara recorded marks of 16.8 and 0.159, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Ducks last game, they defeated the Texas Southern Tigers, 74-68. Troy Brown played a key role for Oregon with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Oregon played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 (below their season average of 32.7) and a free throw rate of 0.271 (above their season average of 0.243). For those same stats, Texas Southern was 21.6 and 0.213, respectively.
The productive offense of Oregon will square off against the porous defense of Portland State. Since the 2016-17 season, the Ducks rank 43rd in offensive efficiency, while the Vikings are 265th in defensive efficiency. The Ducks figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.
Games involving these teams have typically gone over the projected point total. Portland State games have finished over 62.5 percent of the time, while 62.5 percent of Oregon games have finished over. Both teams have outstanding straight up (SU) records (6-2 for Portland State; 7-3 for Oregon), but the Vikings have the edge against the spread (ATS). Portland State is 8-0 ATS, while the Ducks are 4-5.
Portland State Vikings at Oregon Ducks Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oregon, ATS Winner – Portland State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Vikings rank eighth in steals per game (9.9) while the Ducks rank 119th (6.4).
- Oregon ranks 18th in blocks per game (6.2) while Portland State ranks 124th (3.0).
- Oregon ranks fourth in assists allowed per game (11.2) while Portland State ranks 220th (16.2).
- The Ducks rank 39th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while the Vikings rank 234th (38.6).
- Oregon averages 23.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 29th in the nation. Portland State ranks 176th in three pointers allowed per game (23.0).