Photo: flickr Writer: Eric Daniel
The “Civil War” basketball version takes place tonight in Corvallis with Oregon going on the road to take on Oregon State. Oregon is clearly the more talented team and the Ducks have a higher ceiling than the Beavers, but winning on the road against your rival is never easy. The Ducks have been respectable so far this season standing 11-4 overall and 1-1 in conference, but Oregon hasn’t quite lived up to their preseason expectations. In their last outing Oregon looked great at home getting past Colorado by a final of 77-62 and the strength on the Ducks comes with their versatility as they rank 39th in the nation in scoring and 120th in total defense. Oregon State came up just short in their last outing falling to Utah at home by a final of 64-66 and things don’t get much easier for the Beavers today. Oregon State stands 9-5 overall with some up and down results against a fairly manageable slate. On the year Oregon State ranks 168th in the nation in scoring and 107th in total defense. This has the ingredients to be a very competitive rivalry game, but we feel better siding with the more talented Ducks as Oregon goes on to cover the spread.
Oregon -2.5 -110