Baylor Bears vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 12/18/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
The Oregon Ducks (6-5) are welcoming the Baylor Bears (9-0) at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday.
The Baylor Bears played Villanova and went home with a win by a final score of 57-36 in their last contest. Baylor walked away from the contest with a 39.3% field goal percentage (22 of 56) and knocked down 6 of their 24 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Bears made 7 of 7 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 37 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 12 assists in the game while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In relation to the defense, Baylor allowed 22.2% from the field on 12 out of 54 shooting. Villanova doled out 5 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. Additionally, Villanova snagged 33 rebounds (11 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Villanova walked away from this one shooting 60.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 6 of 10 tries. They knocked down 6 of their 27 attempts from 3-point land. In relation to fouls, the Bears ended up finishing with 17 and Villanova finished the game with 13 fouls.
James Akinjo is a player who was a major contributor in the game. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He played for 35 mins and collected 7 rebounds. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and also dished out 5 assists.
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Baylor heads into this one with a mark of 9-0 on the campaign. They average 81.0 pts per contest (36th in the nation) while shooting 47.5% from the floor. The Bears are connecting on 33.6% on three-point shots (74 of 220) and 67.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Baylor is pulling in 42.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 163 assists on the campaign, which ranks 67th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bears are forcing 19.2 turnovers per game while drawing 15.8 fouls. They are 28th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 94 relinquished on the season. The Bears defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 37.3% (177 of 474) and they relinquish 30.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 27.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 3rd in college hoops in opponents PPG (54.1).
The last time they took the court, the Oregon Ducks got the victory with a final of 96-71 against Portland. The Ducks were able to snag 27 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 40 in the game. They gave up possession 7 times, while recording 7 steals in this game. Portland was called for 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Ducks to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. When talking about three-point shots, Oregon made 8 out of their 20 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Ducks shot 37 out of 69 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.6%. The Ducks permitted Portland to convert 21 out of 55 attempts from the field which had them shooting 38.2% in the game. They finished shooting 42.3% from three-point range by shooting 11 of 26 and finished the contest at 18 out of 21 at the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning rebounds, Oregon allowed Portland to grab 28 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
N'Faly Dante ended up being important for the Ducks in this contest. He earned 20 points in his 23 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist for the game. He made 9 out of 11 for this contest for a rate of 81.8%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
Oregon has a win-loss mark of 6-5 for the year. As an offensive team, the Ducks are hitting on 45.7% from the floor, which ranks 117th in the nation. Oregon has totaled 780 pts so far this year (70.9 per contest) and they snag 33.9 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.3 times per contest (249th in the country) and they turn it over 11.5 times per contest. The Ducks commit 16.0 fouls per contest while shooting 66.3% from the charity stripe.
The Ducks are ranked 121st in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.7. They are able to force 13.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (262nd in the country). The Oregon defense gives up 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc (76 of 226) and their opposition makes 72.1% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.3 dimes and 30.7 boards per game, which is 109th and 34th in college basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baylor
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