The No. 14 Oregon Ducks (2-0) square off with the No. 13 Memphis Tigers (2-0) at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, and will air on ESPN.
Oregon opened as a 1-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 149 points.
Memphis Tigers vs. Oregon Ducks Free Prediction
In the Tigers’ last contest, they blew out the UIC Flames, 92-46. The Tigers had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.722 vs. 0.306) and had a much better free throw rate (0.259 vs. 0.129). Memphis rallied around James Wiseman, who contributed 17 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.
The Ducks had no trouble getting past the Boise State Broncos in their last contest, 106-75. Oregon had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.808 vs. 0.476). Boise State, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.238 vs. 0.150). With 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds, Payton Pritchard had a good game for Oregon.
Points could be at a premium in this matchup between two of the country’s best defenses. Oregon ranks 26th in defensive efficiency (95.4) and Memphis is 59th (98.0) dating back to the 2018-19 season. Opposite paces will be on display in this meeting. The up-and-down Tigers rank 11th in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Ducks rank 327th.
Memphis vs. Oregon ATS Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Memphis, O/U – Under
Oregon ranks 39th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Memphis ranks 265th (7.6).
The Ducks rank 56th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Tigers rank 233rd (4.4).
Oregon ranks 71st in assists allowed per game (11.8) while Memphis ranks 239th (14.5).
The Tigers rank 159th in three pointers attempted per game (22.5) while the Ducks rank 248th in three pointers allowed per game (24.5).
Memphis averages 38.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 53rd in the country. Oregon ranks 57th in rebounds allowed per game (32.6).