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#819 Memphis 149 vs.
#820 Oregon -4
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 9:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Oregon Ducks vs. Memphis Tigers

Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR

When: Tuesday, November 12, 9:00 PM. ET.

The Memphis Tigers will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the Oregon Ducks in Phil Knight Invitational on Tuesday night.

Ducks Going For Third Consecutive Win

The Ducks are off to a good start this season, but they haven’t been challenged in their first two games, easily defeating both of their opponents. They will have a tougher go of it on Tuesday against a talented Memphis team that is hoping to make a deep NCAA tournament run this year.

Oregon has played well offensively this season, averaging 88.5 points per game. The team is shooting 55.8 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from three-point range.

Payton Pritchard has been the top scorer for the Ducks, averaging 21.5 points per game. He is also averaging 6.5 rebounds and seven assists per game for the Ducks.

Anthony Mathis is averaging 19.5 points and two rebounds per game, while Chris Duarte is averaging 11.5 points, six rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.

Oregon has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 66 points per game. They will find out just how good they are on the defensive end when they play the Tigers, who are averaging over 90 points per game.

Tigers Rallying Around Star Freshman

The Tigers got some bad news last week when the NCAA declared that freshman sensation James Wiseman was ineligible because his family received financial assistance from head coach Penny Hardaway when he coached Wiseman in AAU.

The team was able to get a restraining order that allowed him to play in their last game and will have to wait until a November 18 hearing to find out if they will have their star for the remainder of the season. Even though the NCAA had declared Wiseman eligible in March, the decision could affect the team’s national title hopes if it is upheld.

With Wiseman on the court, the Tigers continued their strong play and pulled off a 92-46 win over UIC in their last game. They are shooting 56.7 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from three-point range.

Wiseman leads the Tigers with 22.5 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocks per game. Boogie Ellis is averaging 15 points and two assists per game, while Precious Achiuwa is averaging 12 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

The Tigers have also done a great job on the defensive end, holding opponents to 55 points per game. They will face a tough test from the Ducks but will pick up the win if they continue to play well defensively.

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Full-Game Side Bet

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Both teams are off to good starts, but the Tigers have the edge here because they have outplayed the Ducks offensively and defensively. The Ducks are averaging 88.5 points per game, which is 45th in the country, but they will have a hard time keeping up against the Tigers, who are averaging 94.5 points per game and holding opponents to 55 points per game. The Ducks will also struggle in the paint with the team averaging 39.5 rebounds per game, while the Tigers average 42.5 rebounds per game. The Ducks will have the crowd behind them, but they will fall short against the Tigers, who are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against teams with winning records.

Prediction: Memphis Tigers

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Ducks and Tigers have played well offensively, but this game will be decided by their defenses. The Tigers are giving up 55 points per game and will keep the Ducks below 70 points in this game, while the Ducks, who are giving up 66 points per game will keep the Tigers under 80 points, which should keep the score under the game total.

Prediction: Under

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The Tigers will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Ducks in the first half so far, averaging 48.3 points per game, while the Ducks average 43 points per game.

Prediction: Memphis Tigers

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Ducks and Tigers have both played well offensively in the first half and are averaging 91.3 combined points per game in the first half. Even though they won’t come close to their season average, they will score enough points to go over the first half total in this game.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.