The Texas Southern Tigers (0-8) are off to a slow start and will try to get their first win when they challenge the Oregon Ducks (6-3) at Matthew Knight Arena. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Monday, December 11, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Texas Southern Tigers at Oregon Ducks Odds Preview
The Tigers lost a close one to the Toledo Rockets in their last contest, 71-69. With 27 points on 8-for-20 shooting, Donte Clark was the games high scorer. Toledo forced the Tigers into a turnover percentage of 20.9 (above their season average of 15.7). Texas Southern, meanwhile, held the Rockets to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.1 (below their season average of 22.5).
In the Ducks last matchup, they blew out the Colorado State Rams, 95-65. Oregon was lifted by Troy Brown, who put up 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Oregon dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 36.4 (above their season average of 32.2) and a turnover percentage of 11.5 (better than their season average of 16.1). Colorado State had marks of 17.1 and 20.0, respectively, for those same stats.
Oregon could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-powered offense squares off against one of the worst defenses in the nation. Since the 2016-17 season, the Ducks rank 30th in offensive efficiency, while Texas Southern ranks 271st in defensive efficiency. ,
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Texas Southern games have gone under 100.0 percent of the time, while 71.4 percent of games featuring Oregon have gone over. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Ducks have a clear advantage. They are 6-3 SU and 4-4 ATS, while the Tigers are 0-8 SU and 1-0 ATS.
Texas Southern Tigers vs. Oregon Ducks Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oregon, ATS Winner – Texas Southern, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers rank 46th in three pointers allowed per game (19.2) while the Ducks rank 153rd (22.4).
- Oregon is 30th in the NCAA with 4.9 steals allowed per game while Texas Southern is 48th with 5.3 steals allowed per game.
- Oregon ranks 51st in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Texas Southern ranks 236th (38.5).
- The Ducks rank 28th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while the Tigers rank 158th (14.2).
- Oregon ranks seventh in blocks per game (6.2) while Texas Southern ranks 115th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).