Oregon Ducks vs. Utah Utes - 2/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (17-6) at Oregon Ducks (19-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes will travel to play the Oregon Ducks in a PAC-12 game on Sunday.
The Oregon Ducks are 19-4 (8-2) and are coming off of a win against Colorado by a score of 76-56. Oregon has won their last 5 games and is currently 1st in the Pac-12 standings. Oregon defeated Utah by a score of 77-59 in these two teams first meeting this season. Oregon is averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 67.5 points per game. Oregon is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Dillon Brooks is averaging 16.3 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Oregon. Elgin Cook is averaging 13.7 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Ducks. Oregon is shooting 70.4% on free throws, 34.4% on three-pointers, and 46.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Utah Utes are 17-6 (6-4) and are coming off of a loss to Oregon State by a score of 71-69. Utah has won 5 of their last 6 games and is currently tied for 4th in the PAC-12 standings. Utah also has conference losses to Oregon, Cal, and Stanford. Utah is averaging 78.8 points per game while giving up 69.6 points per game. Utah is also averaging 38.7 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 17.4 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game for Utah. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 11.7 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Utes. Utah is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 35% on three-pointers, and 48.6% on all field goal attempts.
Utah is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Utah is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The over is 4-1 Utah’s last 5 games. Oregon is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 home games. Oregon is 16-5 ATS in their last 21 conference games. The under is 4-1 in Oregon’s last 5 home games. The under is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Oregon is playing great basketball right now and has home court advantage in this game. Utah was playing better, before slipping up against Oregon State. Both teams are high scoring, but Utah has the rebounding advantage. With the way Oregon has been playing, I have to pick them here.