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Oregon Ducks host BYU Cougars in college basketball action

BYU CougarsOregon Ducks
8-4December 21, 2013, 10:30 | Matthew Knight Arena10-0

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Cougars of BYU hit the hard court against the Ducks of Oregon.

This season, the Ducks are 10-0 overall and 7-0-2 ATS, while the Cougars are 8-4 and 3-6 ATS. As for the totals, Oregon boasts a 7-1 on the OU, and BYU is 2-7.

View BYU Cougars vs Oregon Ducks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Oregon sat as -6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Ducks and the No. 111-ranked Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

BYU was an 81-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Utah. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Tyler Haws scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 81-64 to Utah at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oregon has the nation's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 89.3 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 237 allowing on average 78.08 PPG. The Ducks FG% has averaged 52.58% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.55% per game.

A few Cougars at Ducks trends to consider:
BYU is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
BYU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
BYU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games on the road
Oregon is 5-0-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon's last 5 games
Oregon is 4-0-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
BYU at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, December 28th
Oregon at Morgan State, Sunday, December 29th