Check out our free Nevada vs Oregon pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Eugene. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Nevada vs Oregon Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 10th Betting Odds
Wolf Pack vs Ducks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Nevada Wolf Pack at Oregon Ducks
- Where: Eugene at Matthew Knight Arena
- Date: Saturday, December 10th
- Betting Odds: Nevada +8.5, NEVADA +319 | ORE -416 O/U 137.5
Wolf Pack Preview:
Through 10 games, the Nevada Wolf Pack have an overall record of 8-2. So far, the Wolf Pack have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 3-2. For the season, Nevada has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wolf Pack being +8.5 point underdogs.
Nevada will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jarod Lucas who is averaging 17.3 points per game for the Wolf Pack. Lucas is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wolf Pack’s offensive gameplan is the play of Kenan Blackshear who has hit 41.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.9 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Nevada this season, as they are currently ranked 161st in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Wolf Pack’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 270th in the NCAA.
Oregon will take the floor against the Wolf Pack with an overall record of 4-5. Currently, the Ducks have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 4-3. The Ducks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -8.5 points in their favor. For the season, Oregon has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1.
N’Faly Dante comes into today’s game as the Ducks’ leading scorer at 15.0 points per contest. Not only has Dante been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Oregon’s top rebounder at 7.0 boards per contest. Behind Dante, the team has benefited from the strong play of Will Richardson who is second on the team in scoring at 12.25 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.8% of his shots and is adding 3.12 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon this season, as they are currently ranked 165th in college basketball at 72.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Ducks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 302nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Oregon Ducks -8.5
According to our analysis, a key reason we like Oregon to come away with the win and cover the spread is the fact that their preference to slow the game down should cause problems for a Nevada unit that likes to get out and run. In addition, we like how the Ducks’ have historically performed as the favorite, going 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games as the favorite. Our pick for today’s matchup between Oregon and Nevada is to get a wager down on the Ducks to cover at -8.5.