2007-2008 Oregon Ducks College Basketball Betting Odds

College basketball betting odds on the Oregon Ducks should be low again this season as a pair of 1,000 point career scorers return to lead the team this season.

Four returning starters that led the Ducks to the Midwest regional finals where they came up short to the eventual national champion FloridaGators return this season to impact basketball betting odds. College basketball betting odds stats show that senior guards Malik Hairston (1,139 points) and Bryce Taylor (1,050 points) both return. Sophomore guard Tajuan Porter delivered the scoring from beyond the three point line according to basketball betting stats as he led the league with a Pac-10 freshman record 110 three-pointers. Senior forward Maarty Leunen (10.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game according to college basketball betting odds stats) also returns. He made 41 of the team's Pac-10 record 350 three-pointers last season according to college basketball betting odds stats.

Assisting Leunen on the boards will be sophomore forward Joevan Catron who averaged 3.1 rebounds per game according to college basketball betting odds stats.  Also returning according to college basketball betting odds experts is senior center Mitch Platt and junior forward Frantz Dorsainvil.  College basketball betting odds stats show that with 193 wins in 11 years at Oregon, Ernie Kent needs 20 more victories to pass Hall of Famer Howard Hobson (212 wins, 1936-44, 46-47) as the school’s all-time leader in wins.  Basketball betting stats show that Oregon’s 29 wins were tied (with the 1938-39 NCAA Champions) for the second-most in school history. It was also Oregon’s highest win total in 62 years, since the 1944-45 team set the school record with 30 according to experts that look at college basketball betting odds stats.

Oregon does have to replace All-Pac-10 point guard Aaron Brooks and that will not be easy according to basketball betting experts. Replacing his numbers, 17.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.4 steals per game according to college basketball betting odds stats may be difficult, but replacing his big shot capability will be tougher. The Ducks have eight returning players and will need to rely on newcomers to contribute with quality minutes in order to give the starters a breather as college basketball betting odds experts see it.Oregon has the talent to win a lot of games in the Pac-10 this season according to college basketball betting odds experts. They probably don’t have enough to deal with UCLA at the top of the conference but they can sure compete with anyone else on the college basketball betting odds board.