Portland Pilots vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 12/15/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Portland Pilots vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
The Oregon Ducks (5-5) are hosting the Portland Pilots (7-3) at Matthew Knight Arena on Wednesday.
The Portland Pilots faced VMI and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 90-82 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Pilots ended up walking away with 21 while VMI accumulated 19 fouls. They converted 15 out of their 36 attempts from distance. VMI walked away from this one shooting 87.5% at the charity stripe by making 21 of 24 attempts. Additionally, VMI snagged 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. VMI doled out 12 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. When discussing the defense, Portland allowed the other team to shoot 44.3% from the field on 27 out of 61 shooting. They also dished out 19 dimes for this game while creating 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 26 with 9 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Pilots knocked down 14 of 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. Portland wrapped up the contest having earned a 40.3% field goal percentage (25 of 62) and knocked down 18 out of their 46 three-point attempts.
Chris Austin is a player who came through for this contest. He walked away from this one shooting 53.8% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. He played for 30 minutes played and also grabbed 4 boards. He notched 26 points on 7 out of 13 shooting.
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Portland will enter this contest with a mark of 7-3 for the campaign. They average 77.2 pts per game (85th in Division 1) while hitting 44.9% from the floor. The Pilots are connecting on 34.1% on three-point shots (79 of 232) and 80.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Portland is snagging 37.8 boards per contest and has tallied 148 dimes so far this season, which ranks 96th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 15.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.0 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Pilots are able to force 14.2 turnovers per game while drawing 21.3 fouls. They are 57th in college hoops in giving up assists with 98 conceded this year. The Pilots defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.4% (255 of 631) and they relinquish 33.7 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 32.4% on three-point shots and they are ranked 218th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.8).
For their last game, the Oregon Ducks took a loss by a final score of 72-69 against Stanford. Concerning how they rebounded, Oregon permitted Stanford to snag 31 overall (12 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 8 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Ducks permitted Stanford to bury 25 of their 57 attempts from the floor which had them at 43.9% for the matchup. Overall, the Ducks shot 23 out of 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.1%. In regard to three-point shots, Oregon knocked down 7 of their 20 tries (35.0%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.6%. Stanford had 20 fouls for the matchup which took the Ducks to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Ducks were able to pull down 16 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 27 for this game.
Franck Kepnang was important for the Ducks in the game. He earned 17 points in his 29 mins of playing time, but finished this game without an assist. He knocked down 7 of 9 in this matchup for a rate of 77.8%, and earned 4 rebounds.
Oregon has a record of 5-5 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Ducks are hitting on 44.7% from the field, which has them ranked 160th in the nation. Oregon has totaled 684 points this season (68.4 per contest) and they average 33.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.9 times per contest (266th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.9 times per contest. The Ducks commit 15.6 personal fouls per game and they connect on 65.6% from the charity stripe.
The Oregon defense surrenders 32.5% on shots from 3-point land (65 of 200) and opponents are knocking down 70.1% of their foul shots. They concede 11.5 dimes and 30.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 125th and 38th in college basketball. The Ducks on defense are ranked 110th in the nation in PPG given up with 65.2. They are able to force 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (287th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon
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