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NCAAB Game Preview - Ducks underdogs vs Cougars at BYU

Oregon DucksBYU Cougars
Dec 3, 5:00 PM | Marriott Center

Oregon Ducks vs BYU Cougars Odds


Marriott Center features an NCAAB clash between the host BYU Cougars and the visiting Oregon Ducks in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Cougars are 5-2 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Ducks, meanwhile, are 4-1 and 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen BYU go 1-3 and the Ducks go 3-2 on the totals.

View Oregon vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars sit at No. 63 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ducks sit at No. 34 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cougars will win this game 87-76.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 63-ranked offense, averaging 76.6 PPG, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 196 at 67.8 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 51.2% so far, more than the Ducks marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Defensively, Oregon features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 52 nationally in scoring at home.

Oregon won its last outing, a 64-59 result against Texas El Paso on November 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 17.5-point favorite. Johnathan Loyd scored 24 points leading the Ducks to a 64-59 victory over Texas El Paso at Matthew Knight Arena on Tuesday.

BYU was an 87-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Arizona. They covered the 14–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Cougars and Lumberjacks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northern Arizona was handed an 87-52 defeat on Wednesday at Walkup Skydome.

Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Fresno State are 2-1
After a win are 7-3

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Weber State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Ducks at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon's last 6 games on the road
Oregon is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Oregon home to Fresno State, Saturday, December 10
BYU home to Weber State, Wednesday, December 7