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Oregon Ducks vs Memphis Tigers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

What: Oregon Ducks vs Memphis Tigers

Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR

When: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:00 PM EST

How (TV): ESPN

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Oregon Ducks

Head Coach: Dana Altman {Record: 2-0 | Conference: 0-0, 2nd in Pac-12}

Oregon are trying for their third consecutive win on the season. Their first two games were excellent, but they weren’t significantly challenged in any way.

When Oregon takes on the Memphis Tigers, they will meet their first real competition of the year. Oregon’s offence has been impressive, averaging more than 88 points per game on higher than 50% from the field more than 40% from three.

Oregon’s defence has also been excellent, despite the quality of their previous opponents. Oregon is allowing only 66 points a game, but they will really be put to the test against the Tigers.

Memphis Tigers

Head Coach: Anfernee Hardaway {Record: 2-0 | Conference: 0-0, 1st in ACC}

The Memphis Tigers had a real scare last week when the NCAA declared that consensus number one overall draft pick in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft James Wiseman was ineligible due to assistance from head coach Penny Hardaway.

Fortunately Wiseman received an exception for the time, allowing him to wait until November 18 for his hearing, but also allowing him to play until then. With Wiseman on the floor the Tigers are shooting higher than 55% from the field.

Precious Achiuwa has been excellent for the Tigers in support of their star freshman. Memphis is holding their opponents to 55 points per game, something they will have to maintain if they want to beat the Ducks.

Oregon Ducks Roster Notes

(F) Francis Okoro – 11 Nov 2019 – QUESTIONABLE (Leg) – Okoro is listed as questionable for the next match against Memphis.

Memphis Tigers Roster Notes

(C) Malcolm Dandridge – 6 Nov 2019 – OUT (Undisclosed) – Dandridge will be out indefinitely.

Head-to-Head: (G) Payton Pritchard vs (C) James Wiseman

(G) Payton Pritchard (6-2, 195lb (188cm, 88kg) | West Linn HS | Senior)

 

 

Season Age Team Games MP PTS REB AST FG% 3P%
19-20 21 Oregon 2 34.5 21.5 6.5 7.0 .600 .333

 

Pritchard is stepping up in exactly the way a senior should at the beginning of the year. He’s been rather reserved in his three-point shooting to this point, but he has been getting to the rim and converting at a high rate.

How Pritchard deals with meeting Wiseman in the paint will determine the success of this Ducks team.

(C) James Wiseman (7-1, 240lb (216cm, 108kg) | East HS | Freshman)

 

 

Season Age Team Games MP PTS REB BLK FG% 3P%
19-20 18 Memphis 2 23.5 22.5 10.0 4.0 .833 n/a

 

Wiseman has not only been incredibly efficient on the offensive end, but he has been a true interior presence in the paint. In only 23 minutes per game he is averaging 22 points, but more surprisingly 4.0 blocks per game.

Wiseman is the linchpin of Memphis’ offence and defence. The Ducks’ Francis Okoro is questionable for next game, but if he makes the tip Wiseman will have his first true test in the paint this year.

Oregon Ducks vs Memphis Tigers Picks and Odds

The Oregon Ducks will be more perimeter-oriented, but with the efficiency of the Memphis Tigers’ offence and defence it is tough to vote against Anfernee Hardaway’s side. If Oregon can get hot from three, they might have a chance. But paint-dominance suggests the Tigers will take this one.

The latest odds for Oregon vs Memphis are provided by bet365 NJ, DraftKings, and 888sport NJ.

Good Luck!

Money Line

Sportsbook Memphis Oregon
bet365 NJ
DraftKings +130 -159
888sport NJ +125 -165

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