Utah vs. Oregon - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (13-3) at Utah Utes (12-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -4 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and the Oregon Ducks face off on Thursday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Utah Utes are 12-4 this season and they are coming off of a win Colorado that ended a two game losing skid. Utah is averaging 78 points and they are shooting 48.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Jakob Poeltl leads the Utes averaging 17 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 11.8 points, Kyle Kuzma is averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Lorenzo Bonam is averaging 10.4 points. Utah is 8-0 at home this season.
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The Oregon Ducks are 13-3 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Oregon is averaging 74.7 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Dillon Brooks leads the Ducks averaging 15.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Tyler Dorsey is averaging 14.6 points, Elgin Cook is averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Chris Boucher is averaging 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds. Oregon is 0-2 on the road this season.
Utah is 42-18-2 against the spread in their last 62 home games, 2-6 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. Oregon is 16-7 against the spread in their last 23 games, 43-20-3 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 8-3 against the spread against the Pac-12. The underdog is 4-1-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two.
This should be a good game and could go either way so getting this many points I have to take them with Oregon.