Arizona vs. Oregon Pac-12 Tournament - 3/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (25-8) at Arizona Wildcats (30-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -12 -- Over/Under 144.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and the Oregon Ducks face off on Saturday in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the Pac-12 college basketball championship.
The Arizona Wildcats are 30-3 this season and they advanced to this game with a win over UCLA on Friday. Arizona is averaging 76.3 points and they are shooting 48.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. Stanley Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 14.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Brandon Ashley is averaging 12.1 points and 5.5 rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 11 points and 6.7 rebounds, and T.J. McConnell is averaging 9.7 points and 6.4 assists per game. Arizona is 5-0 in neutral site games and 18-2 in the Pac-12.
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The Oregon Ducks are 24-8 this season and they are coming off of a win over Utah to earn their spot in this game. Oregon is averaging 76.6 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 20.1 points per game. Elgin Cook is averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, Dillon Brooks is averaging 11.4 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Dwayne Benjamin is averaging 8.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. Oregon is 1-2 in neutral site games and 14-5 in the Pac-12.
Arizona is 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games, 21-8 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games. Oregon is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games, 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 11-4-1 against the spread in their last 16 neutral site games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
Arizona has won the matchups convincingly but I look for Oregon to at least compete here so gettig double digits on a neutral court I have to take the points.