Portland State vs. Oregon Pick
Will Oregon be able to cover a lofty spread at home when the Ducks take on Portland State tonight at 10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Oregon is favored at home, as the Ducks are getting odds of -14.5 points against Portland State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 167.5 points. Tonight’s game will take place from Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon and air live on the Pac-12 Network.
Portland State is coming off a win at Santa Clara this past weekend for its fourth straight victory. The Vikings are now 8-2 on the season while posting a perfect 8-0 record against the spread. Portland State is putting up 84.4 points per game this season while allowing 81.6 per game. Deontae North is leading the team with 19.2 points per game while Bryce Canda is adding 16.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Oregon is coming off a 74-68 win over Texas Southern on Monday night to improve to 7-3 on the season. The Ducks have won their last two, but they are just 4-5 against the spread. Oregon has failed to cover in five of their last six games. The Ducks are averaging 85 points per game on offense while allowing 69.4 points per contest. Payton Pritchard is leading Oregon with 15.8 points and 4.4 assists per game. Troy Brown is adding 11.6 points and 8 rebounds per contest.
Oregon has won five straight meetings in this series, but Portland State has covered in two of the last three encounters. Oregon has an offense that can put up a big number while Portland State has struggled to stop opponents. With the Ducks at home, I think the offensive continues to score and put up a big number, grabbing the cover. The public betting is with Oregon tonight and I think the Ducks will get the job done.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: OREGON -14.5