Stanford Cardinal vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (+4)
The Oregon Ducks (6-1) host the Stanford Cardinal (5-2) at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday. Stanford opens this matchup as 4-point dogs. The O/U opens at 139.5.
Stanford steps onto the court with a mark of 5-2 for the season. They are averaging 72.7 points per outing (176th in college basketball) while going 46.1% from the floor. The Cardinal are connecting on 32.2% on shots from 3-point land (39 of 121) and 69.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Stanford is pulling down 37.4 boards per contest and has earned 88 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 212th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 16.0 times per game and as a team are committing 18.4 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end of the court, the Cardinal have forced 16.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.1% on three-point shots and they are 73rd in the country in opponents PPG (64.6). The Cardinal defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 38.5% (160 of 416) and they relinquish 35.0 boards per game as a unit. They are 130th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 83 relinquished for the season.
The Stanford Cardinal played the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners and took home the win by a score of 63-50 in their last contest. Stanford walked away from the game with a 45.5% FG percentage (20 of 44) and buried 2 out of their 12 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Cardinal knocked down 21 of 34 shots for a percentage of 61.8%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 36 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 8 assists for the contest while having 9 steals and 5 blocks. In the matter of defending, Stanford allowed their opponent to shoot 45.5% from the floor on 20 of 44 shooting. CSU Bakersfield earned 9 dimes and had 10 steals in this game. On top of that, the Roadrunners snagged 30 boards (13 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 5 blocks. CSU Bakersfield finished the contest at 68.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of 16 shots. They also buried 7 out of their 20 attempts from downtown.
Ziaire Williams is one guy who was a major factor for this game. He ended up with 17 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes played and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Williams finished the contest at 33.3% from the field and also distributed 3 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Cardinal was Bryce Wills. He collected 7 rebounds and had 3 assists. He shot 71.4% from the floor for this game by shooting 5-of-7 (14 points). When all was said and done, Wills played for 30 min.
Oregon has a win-loss record of 6-1 for the season. The Ducks are committing 15.4 fouls per game and they go 68.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.9 times per game (106th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. Oregon has earned 542 points on the season (77.4 per game) and they average 39.3 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Ducks are shooting 48.4% from the field, which is 72nd in college hoops. The Ducks defensively are ranked 54th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 63.9. The Oregon defense gives up 29.0% on shots from 3-point land (49 of 169) and their opponents are converting on 76.9% of their free throw shots. They surrender 11.7 assists and 30.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 105th and 33rd in college basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 14.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.9% from the floor (47th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Oregon Ducks took home the win by a final score of 80-41 when they played the Portland Pilots. The Ducks pulled down 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 39 in this matchup. They also rejected 10 shots while getting 10 steals in the matchup. The Pilots committed 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Ducks to the charity stripe for a total of 11 shots. They were able to convert 8 of the free throws for a rate of 72.7%. In relation to shooting from distance, Oregon converted 8 out of 21 tries (38.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Ducks ended up going 32 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 57.1%. The Ducks permitted the Pilots to make 12 of their 56 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 21.4% for this game. They went 15.8% from downtown by shooting 3 out of 19 and ended up going 14 of 16 at the free throw line (87.5%). When discussing rebounds, Oregon allowed Portland to pull down 22 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Chris Duarte ended up being a factor for the Ducks for this game. He converted 7 out of 11 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, which gave him 21 points. Duarte grabbed 4 rebounds in his 23 mins and accounted for 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Oregon was LJ Figueroa. He ended up walking away with 15 points in 22 minutes played by going 6 of 11 from the floor for this contest. Figueroa wrapped this one up going 54.5% from the floor in addition to collecting 2 dimes and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oregon (-4) and under 139.5 points
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