Oregon vs. Oregon St. Civil War Preview
• TV: Fox Sports Net (ROOT Sports NW); Steve Physioc, play-by-play; Marques Johnson, analyst
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 95.3 FM - KUJZ in Eugene/Springfield; Jerry Allen, play-by-play
The University of Oregon men’s basketball team (15-5, 6-2) will host in-state rival Oregon State (13-7, 3-5) as part of The Civil War presented by Pacific Source & your Northwest Ford Dealers. Tip-time for the Ducks-Beavers contest is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (PT) at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
The Ducks have won their last four games including last week’s home sweep of the Los Angeles schools. Two weeks ago, Oregon completed its first road sweep of the Arizona schools since the 2006-07 season. Oregon State enters the game on a roll having also swept UCLA and USC last week.
The Beavers lead the all-time series over the Ducks, 183-152, although the edge goes to Oregon over the last 17 years. Dating back to the 1994-95 season, UO has won 29 of the last 36 meetings. Oregon won both games against Oregon State last season marking the first sweep of the Beavers since the 2007-08 season.
Step away from your hockey blog for a second and check out an intriguing college hoops matchup this Sunday at Oregon, where the Ducks are trying to keep pace with California and a few others in a wide-open Pac-12. However, their rivals from Oregon State would love to play spoiler as they aim to move closer to .500 in the conference.
Oregon State Oregon Odds – Sunday, 6:30 PM ET
The Beavers (13-7, 3-5 Pac-12) have now won two in a row after a 78-59 thumping of USC at home, and a Bodog review of the game would show that Oregon State forced 18 turnovers and outrebounded the Trojans 14-5 on the offensive end (and 33-26 overall), which earned a few extra second-chance points. Jared Cunningham led the way with 18 points and five assists, while Devon Collier added 12 points for the Beavers, who could sway a few risk-taking players who are waiting to bet on Superbowl odds their way with their play over the last two games. However, this starts a stretch of three games on the road for Oregon State as they head to Colorado and then Utah, and this could make or break their season.
The Ducks (15-5, 6-2 Pac-12) are on a four-game winning streak after a 75-68 win over UCLA at home, and they had to show some heart to battle back from a 13-point deficit at halftime. E.J. Singler poured in a game-high 26 points along with seven boards, and he was incredible at the foul line, hitting 16 of his 17 attempts. Oregon was 28-of-32 from the line as a team and scored 18 more points there than the Bruins. Players that work with pay per head sportsbook software will tell you that free throws are an integral part of a team’s success in college basketball since a lot of teams have trouble with them. If you make your foul shots, things get a lot easier.
Oregon should be the home favorites in this rivalry clash with their state rivals, and they’re 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five meetings with the Beavers, with three games falling under the posted total. Both teams are playing well right now, and even though the Beavers have been up and down all season, never underestimate a team playing against their rivals. Oregon State has better offensive stats across the board, but they also give up a lot of points, while the Ducks can lock it down when they need to and at home, they’ll tighten it up after halftime, although they’ll probably still be leading at the break. Take Oregon when you bet on sports on Sunday.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by