Wednesday college basketball odds: No. 10 Oregon at Stanford
The Pac-12 Conference is Oregon’s to lose, but the Ducks better tread with caution on Wednesday at Stanford as both of Oregon’s losses this season have come away from Eugene. Stanford opened as a 2.5-point favorite on WagerWeb.com. Check our current lines.
Oregon enters off a 76-71 win over Washington on Saturday. E.J. Singler had 18 points, Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Carlos Emory also scored 11 for Oregon (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12), which won its 20th straight at Matthew Knight Arena in front of the first sellout (12,364) in two seasons. The win, coupled with UCLA’s loss to Arizona State on Saturday, gives the Ducks a two-game lead atop the Pac-12 standings. The win moved Oregon to 7-0 in conference play for the first time since the 1925-26 season.
Oregon played without starting point guard Dominic Artis, who is out indefinitely with a left foot injury. The freshman had started Oregon’s first 19 games and averaged 10.2 points and a team-high 3.8 assists. He was also leading the team with 26 3-pointers before Saturday’s game. Junior Johnathan Loyd started in place of Artis and finished with nine points and five assists. Ducks head coach Dana Altman said Tuesday that Artis has been ruled out of this week’s trip to the Bay Area.
Stanford crushed Utah 87-56 on Sunday. John Gage made all four of his 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 19 points, Chasson Randle added 17 points and eight rebounds while Josh Huestis chipped in 13 points and seven boards for the Cardinal (12-8, 3-4 Pac-12), who handed the Utes their most lopsided loss of the season. . The Cardinal shot 50 percent from the field overall and connected on 60 percent of their 3-pointers. They also controlled the glass, outrebounding Utah 43-27.
The Cardinal lead the all-time series over the Ducks, 89-47, but has not beaten Oregon since Feb. 26, 2011 in Eugene. Oregon has won the last two over Stanford and swept the season series last year. The No. 10 ranking is the Ducks’ highest since March 12, 2007 when they were ranked 10th.
WagerWeb.com trends: Under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Stanford. Under is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings. Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.