The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers meet in the Gill Coliseum's Pac 12 basketball game on Saturday night.
The Oregon Ducks will try to consolidate their 4th win in 5 tries after a 69-46 loss to Stanford on their last outing. Payton Pritchard led the Ducks with 20 points on 8 shots out of 13 with a pair to three, while Louis King added 16 points and a team record of 7 rebounds and 3 interceptions and Vic Bailey Jr. scored 11 points with 3 trios to complete the trio of double-digit scorers for Oregon in the win. Kenny Wooten added 6 points with 6 rebounds and 7 blocks while Will Richardson had 4 assists. Pritchard leads the Ducks with an average of 12.1 points, 4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Oregon averages 70.9 points per game on 44.7% of fielding shots, 34.2% behind the Bow and 73.3% from the foul line this season.
The Oregon State Beavers will try to stay the course after a 79-71 win over Cal in their last game. Stephen Thompson Jr. led the Beavers with 21 points on 8 shots out of 14 with 3 shots and a pair of blocks while Ethan Thompson took the best with 20 points out of 6 shots on 9 with team highs of 7 rebounds and 6 assists and Tres Tinkle He scored 19 points on 6 of 11 shots with 3 interceptions to complete the trio of Oregon State's two-digit scorers in the winning goal. Tinkle leads the Oregon State with an average of 20.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and four assists per game this season. As a team, the state of Oregon averages 74.2 points per game on 46.9% of goals, 32.3% of 3 points and 74.1% of the foul line this season.
Oregon is 4-10-1 against the gap in its last 15 games on the road, while the subtitled is 5-1 in its last 6 games. Oregon State is 11-5 Away in its last 16 conference games and 5-2 Away in its last 7 games as a result of a win, while his total is 6-1 in his last 7 games. The goals are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams at Oregon State.
The Ducks have largely defeated the Beavers in recent years, winning 13 of the last 18 games between these two teams. However, I still have confidence issues with Oregon on the road, and the Beavers have already beaten the Ducks on the road this season. I just think that, side by side, the Beavers are the best team here, so I'm going to score points with Oregon State in this one.