The 11th-ranked Oregon Ducks will look to get back on track – and in the win column – when they take on their in-state rivals, the Oregon State Beavers, in a suddenly intriguing online sportsbook betting showdown that gets underway at 10:00 PM ET on Saturday, live from Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon.
Despite their recent struggles and the loss from the last Civil War game, the Ducks look like a value-packed pick from where I’m sitting, now let’s find out why.
Oregon vs Oregon State NCAAB Odds and TV Info
Why Bet The Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State (15-9 SU, 12-11 ATS) had their three-game SU and ATS winning streaks snapped in their emphatic 83-71 road loss against red-hot Cal last Saturday while failing to cover the spread as a 9.5-point underdog.
Freshman forward Tres Tinkle scored 22 points for Oregon State (15-9, 6-7) and freshman guard Derrick Bruce added 11 points. Senior guard Gary Payton II and freshman guard Stephen Thompson Jr. each chipped in 10 points.
The good news for the Beavers coming into this contest is the fact that hey pounded Oregon silly in its 70-57home win on January 3 to easily cover the spread as a 2.5-point underdog.
Oregon State averages 70.8 points per game while allowing 69.2 points per game defensively.
Why Bet The Oregon Ducks
No. 11 Oregon (20-6 SU, 14-9 ATS) has lost two straight games, including their heartbreaking 76-72 road loss against Stanford last Saturday, which came on the heels of a 20-point blowout loss against Cal just two days earlier.
Now, Oregon will look to get back in the win column after winning and covering the spread in seven straight prior to their last two losses.
“I’m really disappointed,” Oregon coach Dana Altman said. “Our field goal percentage in both games (Cal and Stanford) was really bad, our ball movement at times was not good.
We just didn’t play very well in either game. I’m not sure why. … We didn’t have much pop.”
The Ducks (20-6, 9-4) remain in first place in the Pac-12 but are just a half-game ahead of second-place Arizona, which is 8-4 in the conference and on Sunday plays USC, which is 7-4.
“We still have everything in front of us, but we do have to turn it around,” Altman said. Oregon averages 76.8 points per game while allowing 68.7 points per game defensively.
Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction
Oregon has won each of their last three home dates against Oregon by at least 10 points and I expect them to do so again in this contest despite their recent struggles.
The Ducks 8-1 ATS in their last nine home games against a team with a losing road record and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games while the Beavers have gone 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games and just 2-10 ATS in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Beavers are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings and 0-3-1 ATS in the last four road dates against their longtime rivals while the home team has gone 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven meetings.
My final score prediction is Oregon 80 Oregon State 70