The No. 14 Oregon Ducks (21-7, 10-5 Pac-12) look to extend their 10-game home winning streak in a matchup against the Oregon State Beavers (15-12, 5-10 Pac-12) at Matthew Knight Arena. The game starts at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.
Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks Free Prediction
In the Beavers’ last matchup, they were beaten by the Arizona State Sun Devils, 74-73. Arizona State’s 0.283 free throw rate was their largest strength over Oregon State, who had a rate of 0.212. The Sun Devils’ mark was above their season average of 0.222, while the Beavers’ was below their season average of 0.295. Tres Tinkle was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points on 8-for-16 shooting.
The Ducks barely escaped the No. 24 Arizona Wildcats in their last matchup, 73-72. Oregon’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Arizona. The Ducks had a rate of 14.1 (better than their season average of 15.4), while the Wildcats posted a mark of 17.2 (above their season average of 13.9). Payton Pritchard was the top scorer from either team with 38 points on 12-for-27 shooting from the field.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. Kylor Kelley put up 14 points and seven rebounds in the first game, in which the Beavers defeated the Ducks 63-53. The Beavers made 12 of their 13 free throws (92.3 percent) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.500 vs. 0.464).
The high-powered offense of Oregon will square off against the mid-tier defense of Oregon State. The Ducks rank 32nd in offensive efficiency, while the Beavers are 239th in defensive efficiency. The Ducks should have the edge on that side of the ball.
Oregon State Beavers vs. Oregon Ducks Free Pick
Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Oregon, O/U – Under
Oregon State ranks 96th in three pointers allowed per game (20.4) while Oregon ranks 226th (23.7).
The Beavers rank 19th in blocks per game (5.0) while the Ducks rank 132nd in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
Oregon ranks 35th in steals per game (8.0) while Oregon State ranks 145th (6.2).
The Ducks average 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 65th in the nation. The Beavers rank 171st in assists allowed per game (13.2).
Oregon ranks 142nd in rebounds per game (35.8) while Oregon State ranks 243rd (33.2).
The Beavers have been outscored by an average of 4.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Oregon State has defeated opponents by an average of 3.8 points.
During their last five games, the Ducks have scored an average of 69.2 points per game (6.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average).