Oregon Ducks vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon (-4.5)
The Oregon Ducks (0-0) go to CHI Health Center Omaha on Wednesday where they'll take on the Missouri Tigers (1-0). Missouri opens this matchup as 4.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 137.
Missouri has a record of 1-0 for the year. The Tigers are responsible for committing 16 fouls per contest while shooting 72.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 18 times per contest (48th in college basketball) and they turn it over 17 times per contest. Missouri has earned 91 pts on the year (91 per contest) and they grab 44 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Tigers are connecting on 53.1% from the floor, which is ranked 123rd in college basketball. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 170th in the nation in points given up per game with 64. They are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 34.8% from the field (33rd in the nation). The Missouri defense allows 20.0% on shots from distance (7 of 35) and their opponents are making 91.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 10 dimes and 32 rebounds every game, which is ranked 155th and 164th in the nation.
The last time they took the court, the Missouri Tigers went home victorious with a score of 91-64 against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. The Tigers were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this contest. They turned away 2 attempts while earning 11 steals in the matchup. The Golden Eagles were called for 20 personal fouls in the game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 72.2%. With regard to three-point shots, Missouri made 10 of 25 tries (40.0%). When the game finished, the Tigers walked away from this one shooting 34 out of 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.1%. The Tigers allowed the Golden Eagles to convert 23 of their 66 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 34.8% in this game. They went 20.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 7 of 35 and finished the game at 11 out of 12 at the charity stripe (91.7%). With respect to rebounding, Missouri permitted Oral Roberts to get 29 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Dru Smith pitched in for the Tigers for the game. He buried 5 of 9 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which got him 16 points. Smith grabbed 5 boards in his 32 minutes played and had 6 assists in this matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Missouri was Mark Smith. He notched 18 points in his 29 minutes played via 7 out of 10 from the floor for this game. Smith wrapped this one up going 70.0% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 3 boards.
The Oregon Ducks played the Stanford Cardinal and went home with a win by a final score of 80-67 in their last game of last season. Oregon walked away from the game having earned a 56.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 51) and converted 10 out of their 19 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Ducks made 12 of their 15 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 27 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 dimes in this contest while earning 11 steals and 7 blocks. In the matter of defense, Oregon allowed their opponent to shoot 56.9% from the field on 29 out of 51. Stanford earned 18 dimes and 4 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Cardinal snagged 18 rebounds (6 offensive, 12 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Stanford finished the game shooting 85.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 14 shots. They made 7 of their 16 attempts from long range.
Will Richardson is someone who was pivotal for this contest. He ended up walking away with 12 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He played 39 mins and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Richardson shot 45.5% from the field and totaled 2 assists. Someone else that saw the court a lot in the game for the Ducks was Payton Pritchard. He grabbed 6 rebounds and accumulated 5 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field for this contest via 8-of-16 (29 points). When all was said and done, Pritchard saw the court for 37 minutes.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oregon (-4.5)
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