Central Arkansas at Oregon College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Matthew Knight Arena
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The Central Arkansas Bears head to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Oregon Ducks on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oregon as 20.5 point favorites.
Central Arkansas comes into this game with an overall record of 6-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 82.9 points per game while giving up 78.7 per contest. Oregon has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 84.4 points per contest and giving up 69.9, which is a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Central Arkansas Bears Betting Trends
The Central Arkansas Bears are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Central Arkansas Bears are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Oregon Ducks are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Key Central Arkansas Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Howard averages 24 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Mathieu Kamba averages 13.6 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Payton Pritchard scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Elijah Brown averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Arkansas averages 82.9 points per contest this year, which is 45th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 144th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 107th in Division 1. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 136th and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 145th with 14.1 per game. The Bears allow 78.7 points per contest, which is 300th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 165th and 320th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 346th, and they allow 14.4 assists per game which puts them in 257th place in college basketball. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon is 32nd in the country with 84.4 points per contest this season. They are 105th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 137th in Division 1. They are 44th in the country in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 68th in assists per game with 16.2. The Ducks are 201st in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Ducks give up 69.9 points per game, which ranks them 137th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 64th with 32.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Ducks are 157th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Bears are 203rd in the country in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 145th. They are 22nd in college basketball in pace with 76 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 141st. As a unit they are 149th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 188th in D-1. Central Arkansas is 217th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 167th in the country.
Oregon is 245th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 17th in Division 1. The Ducks are 62nd in the nation in defensive rating with 93.4, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 57th. They are 61st in D-1 in pace with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 90th. As a unit they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 90th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Arkansas/Oregon college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Central Arkansas +20.5
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