Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/6/14
Oregon Ducks (15-6) at Arizona Wildcats (21-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and the Oregon Ducks face off on Thursday in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Arizona Wildcats are coming off of their first loss of the year as they fell to Cal that dropped them to 21-1 for the season. Arizona is still two games clear in first place in the Pac-12 and they are 14-0 at home this season. Nick Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 16.1 points per game. Aaron Gordon is averaging 11.8 points and 8.1 rebounds, Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Arizona is averaging 73.5 points and they are shooting 47.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 56.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37.6 percent. Arizona is ranked number two in the nation and is still in line for a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament.
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The Oregon Ducks have been struggling in the Pac-12 but they have won two of their last three games. Oregon is 3-6 in the Pac-12 and 5-3 away from home this season. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 18.1 points per game. Mike Moser is averaging 13 points and 7.3 rebounds, Jason Calliste is averaging 12.4 points, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 10.4 points. AS a team Oregon is averaging 84.7 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Oregon has gone from a team looking at a top 10 ranking to a bubble team in March Madness.
Arizona is 15-6 against the spread in their last 21 home games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 12-5 against the spread following a loss. Oregon is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-9-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 0-4-1 against the spread following a win. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and I will post that as soon as the totals are posted so please check back. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area and on the App.
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