Oregon vs. Utah- 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Utah (14-10) at Oregon (19-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon -12.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes (14-10, CONF 5-7) and Oregon Ducks (19-6, CONF 8-4) face off in a Pac 12 showdown at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks have won four games in a row over the Ducks, including a win earlier in the year by five points.
The Utes had high expectations coming into this season, but for the most part it’s been filled with a lot of disappointments. Utah comes into this game having lost three of their last five games, and overall they only have one win on the road. Away from home, the Utes are averaging 61.1 points while giving up 77.4.
Utah needs both of those to be better in this game, but most importantly offense needs to find a way to get going, or it will be another blowout loss on the road.
The Ducks looked like one of the better teams in college basketball early in the season but coming into this game they have lost two of the last three games. In the two losses, the Ducks offense has scored 60 or less points.
At home this season the Ducks offense has been elite averaging 82.2 points per game while giving up 64.7. Payton Pritchard is the star of the Ducks, averaging 19.3 points per game while shooting over 45.8 percent from the field.
The Ducks are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 home games. The Ducks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against the Pac 12. The Utes are 3-13-2 ATS in their last 18 meetings against the Ducks.
The under is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings between Oregon and Utah.
The Utes have struggled against the Ducks and it won’t be any different in this game. Look for the Utes offense to struggle, which will lead to an easy cover by Oregon.