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UConn vs Oregon Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 24 (Huskies' Offense Can't Be Contained in Portland)

Devon Platana
UConn vs. Oregon prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
UConn vs. Oregon prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Jessica Hill
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UConn vs Oregon Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 20 UConn Huskies (5-0) vs. Oregon Ducks (2-2)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Moda Center — Portland, OR
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Nov. 24 with a Phil Knight Invitational opening-round matchup between the No. 20 UConn Huskies and Oregon Ducks.

A 95-60 victory over Delaware State on Sunday not only gives UConn a lot of momentum but also improved the program's record to 5-0 on the year. On the other hand, Oregon has had issues getting things going, losing 66-56 to Houston that same night to give the Ducks their second loss in the last three outings.

Can UConn continue its undefeated start with another win over the Ducks? Or will Oregon use its hometown support to boost itself to an upset victory?

UConn vs Oregon Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: CONN: (-152) | ORE: (+126)
Spread: CONN: -2.5 (-120) | ORE: +2.5 (-102)
Total: 138.5 —Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

UConn enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 138.5 points, which is among the lowest of Thursday's projected totals.

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UConn vs Oregon Prediction & Pick

This is a matchup where I think the odds make the game look closer than it actually is. After all, UConn is a ranked school for a reason, averaging 87.2 points (T-No. 10) while sinking 51.4% of its shots from the floor (No. 11). Meanwhile, Oregon is only operating at a 68.3 PPG rate (No. 211) with a 44.7% field-goal percentage (No. 131).

Furthermore, the Ducks are turning the ball over 13.8 times per game. With Connecticut forcing turnovers on 21.4% of the opposition's plays (No. 30), things could get ugly fast if Oregon's sloppy play continues.

The Huskies have too much firepower for their opponent to handle and with their defense also being top-tier, back UConn to win.

Final Score Prediction: UConn: 79 | Oregon: 68

UConn vs Oregon Betting Trends

- UConn is 7-3 straight up in its last 10 games.
- Oregon is 4-10 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games.
- The total has hit the under in five of UConn's last seven games against the Pac-12.
- The total has hit the over in five of Oregon's last seven games against the Big East.

UConn vs Oregon Best Bet

UConn only being the 2.5-point spread favorite seems conservative. The Huskies own the fourth-best scoring margin (plus-30.2) in the nation and have covered the spread in four of five outings this season. With Oregon also being 4-10 against the spread in its last 14 games, I'm taking UConn to cover.

Bet: UConn -2.5 (-120)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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