Oregon vs Oregon State Prediction
The Oregon Ducks will look to finish the year strong when they travel to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers.
Dubbed the “Civil War”, these two in-state rivals have crossed paths over 200 times through the years. Oregon State leads the all-time series 112-94, and they have won four of the previous five matchups.
Oregon State (14-11, 10-9) was 10-7 with wins over USC and Oregon, and it looked like the Beavers were going to crash the party at the top of the Pac-12. They had dropped three straight road games but responded by winning four of their last five, including a season sweep of Utah. They are in a prime position to spoil and ruin Oregon’s season.
The Beavers are led by senior guard Ethan Thompson, who leads the team in scoring at 15.5 points per game, and assists at 4.1 per game. His backcourt mate is Jarod Lucas, who’s come on a bit as of late.
He scored 26 points in the road win over Stanford, giving Beavers fans a positive sign of things to come. He leads the team in three-point percentage (39.3) and creates a formidable tandem with Thompson.
Warith Alatishe will be a big factor controlling the spacing in the paint throughout this game. Oregon’s size may end up being overwhelming, but Alatishe is one of the best rebounders in the country. He averages 9.2 points per game to go along with 8.4 rpg, and he’s recorded double-doubles in four of his last six games.
Oregon (18-5, 13-4) is enjoying another good season under head coach Dana Altman. The Ducks got off to a fast 10-2 start and then responded to a near-month layoff by winning nine of their last eleven games.
Oregon is a veteran team led by a trio of seniors. Guard Chris Duarte leads the team in scoring (17.7), and he grabs 4.8 rebounds per game. He’s scored 22 or more in 3 of his last four games. Rutgers transfer Eugene Omoruyi nearly had a double-double in the first meeting. He scores 16.9 points per game and pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game.
Swingman LJ Figueroa is third on the team in scoring at 11.9 points per game and he leads the Ducks in rebounding (6.4). He’s their best defender, and he had an impressive stat line in the win over California (20pts/14reb/5 stl).
Forward Eric Williams Jr. brings toughness to the frontcourt, and he is tied for the team lead in rebounds (6.4). Junior guard Will Richardson averages 10.1 points per game, and he leads the team in assists (3.2) through eleven games.
Rivalries add a whole new element and make this battle even more high stakes. Oregon is riding a four-game win streak, and they’re very close to a second straight Pac-12 title. Oregon State has proven they can beat Oregon, and being on their home floor this time around will provide another obstacle for the Ducks.
Despite that, Oregon has the look of a title contender. They are an experienced, and battle-tested squad that should have no problem winning on the road. Trust in this Oregon squad’s momentum and bet on the Ducks to defeat the Beavers.
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