Tennessee State vs Oregon Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23

Oregon Ducks (2-0) vs Tennessee State Tigers (3-0)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)

Betting Odds: Oregon Ducks -19 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tennessee State Tigers will play the Oregon Ducks in a non-conference game on Friday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. Tennessee State has won three games in a row, while Oregon has opened the season with two straight wins. 

Tennessee State Preview

The Tennessee State Tigers are 3-0 this year after they defeated Portland by a score of 75-65 in their last game. Tennessee State led 42-28 at halftime and they were able to hang on for the win, despite losing the second half. The Tigers shot 47.4% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Tennessee State opened their year with two wins against non-D1 teams. The Tigers are scoring 78 points per game with 39.3 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game, while giving up 61.3 points against per game this season. Christian Brown is averaging 20 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, and 1.0 steal per game. Tennessee State is shooting 46.4% from the field, 71.1% on free throws, and 38.7% on three pointers this season. 

Oregon Preview

The Oregon Ducks are 2-0 this season after they defeated Montana by a score of 75-61 in their last game. Oregon was tied at 37 at the half, but they out scored Montana by a score of 38-24 in the second half for the win. The Ducks shot 41.3% from the field and out rebounded Montana by a total of 45-32 in the game. Oregon defeated Georgia by a score of 82-71 in their first game. Oregon is scoring 78.5 points per game with 54 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game, while allowing 66 points against per game season. Nate Bittle is averaging 15 points per game with 8.5 rebounds per game and 2.0 blocks per game. Oregon is shooting 41.9% from the field, 52.6% on free throws, and 34.2% on three pointers this year.


Tennessee State has started the season with three straight wins, but two of those wins have come against non-D1 schools. The Tigers have played solid defense in those three games, only allowing 61.3 points against per game. Oregon is 2-0 with two solid wins and they are averaging 54 rebounds per game, so they should have a big advantage on the glass. The Ducks are only shooting 41.9% from the field and have won by 14 and 11 points. I think Tennessee State could test Oregon a little bit in the first half and I like them to cover the pretty big spread here. 

David’s Pick Tennessee State +21

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