Oregon at Stanford: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Stanford Cardinal (14-9) vs Oregon Ducks (14-5)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
Betting Odds: Stanford Cardinal -1 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oregon Ducks will travel to Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Oregon Ducks had their 5-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 14-5 on the season after being defeated by the 19th ranked USC Trojans, 72-58, this past Monday night. Oregon has no answers on either side of the court for USC in the first half and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 43-22 margin. Oregon shot 40.4% from the field and 41.2% from beyond the arc while USC shot 49.1% from the field and 47.6% from beyond the arc. Oregon was outrebounded by USC by a 39-25 margin and committed 16 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Ducks was Chris Duarte who had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, Oregon is averaging 73.3 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field. The Ducks are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 35.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon has been led by Eugene Omoruyi (16.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg), Chris Duarte (16.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.1 spg), Eric Williams Jr. (11.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.7 apg), & LJ Figueroa (10.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.4 spg).
Defensively, Oregon is holding their opponents to an average of 66.5 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field. The Ducks have a rebound margin of 1.6 and a turnover margin of 2.3.
The Stanford Cardinal had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 14-9 on the season after being defeated by the Washington State Cougars, 85-76 in 3OT, this past Saturday. Washington State was able to force OT on a Noah Williams three-pointers with just :06 seconds left in regulation and was able to easily pull away in triple-OT after holding the Cardinal scoreless for the entire triple-OT period. Stanford shot 51.7% from the field and 41.2% from beyond the arc while Washington State shot 36.0% from the field and 32.5% from beyond the arc. Stanford was outrebounded by Washington State by a 48-36 margin and committed 23 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Cardinal was Michael O’Connell who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, Stanford is averaging 71.9 ppg on 47.6% shooting from the field. The Cardinal are averaging 5.1 three-pointers per game on 31.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Stanford has been led by Oscar da Silva (18.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.4 apg), Jaiden Delaire (12.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.0 apg), Daejon Davis (12.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.2 spg), & Ziaire Williams (10.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.4 apg).
Defensively, Stanford is allowing their opponents to average 68.7 ppg on 40.4% shooting from the field. The Cardinal have a rebound margin of 1.2 and a turnover margin of -0.2.
The Ducks are 25-10 ATS in their last 35 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 31-15 ATS in their last 46 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Cardinal are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Oregon has been playing some better basketball as of late, despite their recent loss at USC, however, I think Stanford is a tough matchup for the Ducks as the Cardinal come into this game ranked 34th in scoring offense & 41st in scoring defense. Stanford got a big boast back in the lineup recently with Daejon Davis back from injury and as I think the Cardinal offense has some success on their home court, I am taking Stanford to cover this small spread. Good Luck!