Pac-12 foes will battle when the Stanford Cardinal (12-11, 6-4 Pac-12) clash with the Oregon Ducks (15-7, 5-4 Pac-12) at Maples Pavilion. Action starts at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
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The last time the Ducks played, they beat the California Golden Bears, 66-53. With 13 points and 11 rebounds, MiKyle McIntosh played well for Oregon. The Ducks had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.421 (above their season average of 0.248) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.658 (above their season average of 0.542).
The Cardinal will look to keep it rolling after topping the Oregon State Beavers in their last matchup, 80-71. Stanford received a boost from Reid Travis, who was the games high scorer with 24 points on 10-for-14 shooting. Stanford dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (below their season average of 31.0) and a turnover percentage of 21.9 (worse than their season average of 18.3). For those same stats, Oregon State had marks of 24.0 and 26.1, respectively.
The aggressive Stanford offense could be living from the free throw line in this contest. The Cardinal currently rank 51st in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.282, while Oregon ranks 321st in FTA rate allowed (0.302).
This is the first time these teams will meet this year, after the Ducks won both matchups last season. In the last game, Oregon won 75-73. Oregon had a much better turnover percentage (10.8 vs. 19.6). Stanford, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (50.0 vs. 31.3).
Oregon Ducks vs. Stanford Cardinal Odds Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Oregon, ATS Winner – Oregon, O/U – Under
- The Ducks average 6.5 steals per game, which ranks 103rd in the nation. The Cardinal rank 159th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
- Oregon ranks 43rd in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while Stanford ranks 83rd (33.2).
- Oregon ranks 49th in three pointers attempted per game (25.3) while Stanford ranks 253rd (18.2).
- The Ducks rank 20th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Cardinal rank 170th (4.4).
- Oregon ranks 48th in assists allowed per game (11.7) while Stanford ranks 113th (13.0).
- The Cardinal have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. For the season, Stanford has defeated opponents by an average of 0.1 points.
- During their last five games, the Ducks have scored an average of 75.8 points per game (4.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.2 points per game (2.2 above their season average).