UCF at Oregon 3/19/23 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Oregon Ducks vs UCF Knights
Date & Time: 3/19/2023, 11:30 PM UTC
Location: Matthew Knight Arena
Address: Eugene, OR
Latest Odds: ORE -5.5 ; O/U 137.5
TV Channel: ESPNU

The UCF Knights visit the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday to play against the Oregon Ducks in the second round of the NIT. UCF defeated the Florida Gators 67-49 in the opening round of the NIT on Wednesday behind 21 points from CJ Kelly. UCF bounced back well from its loss to Memphis in the American Athletic Conference tournament and has now won three of its last four.

Taylor Hendricks is leading UCF in scoring and rebounding with averages of 15.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, while CJ Kelly is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 13.1 points and 2.8 assists per game. UCF has four players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 72.2 points per game.

Oregon looks for its second consecutive victory when hosting UCF on Sunday. The Ducks defeated the UC Irvine Anteaters 84-58 on Wednesday in the opening round of the NIT. Rivaldo Soares was the leading scorer for Oregon with 21 points. Oregon played without three of its starters including its third-leading scorer Will Richardson, who will miss the remainder of the NIT.

N’Faly Dante is leading Oregon in scoring and rebounding with averages of 13.4 points at 8.4 rebounds per game, while the leader in assists is Jermaine Couisnard with an average of 2.2 assists per game, but did not play in the win over UC Irvine yet is expected back on Sunday. Oregon has two active players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team scores an average of 70.7 points per game.

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Betting Trends

  • UCF is 4-2 ATS in its last 6
  • The OVER has cashed in 3 of the Knights last 4
  • Oregon is 3-6 ATS in its last 9
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Ducks last 6
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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: UCF Knights +5.5

Oregon will have the advantage in this matchup playing at home, but the play here is UCF. The Knights are coming off a solid victory over Florida and will be facing a short-handed Oregon squad that will be without its third leading scorer and the leader in assists Will Richardson as well as possibly two other starters. UCF has covered the number in four of its last six, well Oregon has failed to cover the nut in six of the last nine. Final Score Prediction, UCF Knights win and cover ATS 77-73.


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