Oregon vs. Iowa Prediction
The 13th-ranked Oregon Ducks have cruised to two wins to open the season and tonight face their toughest test so far versus the Iowa Hawkeyes in New York City. Will Oregon win and cover the spread tonight in the 2K Classic clash?
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Madison Square Garden at 9:15PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Ducks are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 149 points. As of Thursday morning, 81 percent of public bets are pouring in on Oregon. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bol leads Ducks to win
Freshman center Bol Bol tallied 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting Friday night in an 81-47 home victory over Eastern Michigan. Bol also had 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. Ehab Amin contributed 13 points, three rebounds and two assists. Paul White had 11 points and six boards. Payton Pritchard added 10 points, four rebounds and two steals. Oregon led 35-15 at halftime and rolled from there.
Hawkeyes rally to down Green Bay
Iowa overcame a sluggish start to take down Green Bay by a count of 93-82 on Sunday. The Hawkeyes (2-0) only led 47-46 at halftime before having a more impressive second half. Junior forward Tyler Cook led the way with 17 points on 4-of-6 shooting plus six rebounds and three steals. Luka Garza also scored 17 points to go with five rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and two assists. Jordan Bohannon registered 13 points, four boards and three assists. Nicholas Baer had 12 points and six rebounds off the bench. Connor McCaffery contributed 11 points, three assists and two steals as a reserve. Joe Wieskamp added 10 points, seven rebounds and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The under is 6-2 in the last eight Ducks games overall. Oregon is 5-2-2 ATS in its last nine games versus Big Ten Conference opponents.
The Hawkeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last five neutral site games. Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last five games following an ATS loss.
I feel like the spread is set right about where it should be, which has me looking more at the total. These are two offenses ranked in the top 27 nationally through two games and I expect the points to pile up here. With the two squads combining for 174 points in their last game, I don't think we'll see much dropoff here. Go with the over.
PREDICTION: OREGON DUCKS/IOWA HAWKEYES OVER 149