Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/8/14
Arizona Wildcats (28-2) at Oregon Ducks (21-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks +3 -- Over/Under: 139.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Saturday at McArthur Court in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Oregon Ducks have won their last six games in a row to rally from their mid-season slump and put themselves into contention for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Oregon is 9-8 in the Pac-12, 14-3 at home, and they are 0-1 against teams ranked in the top 25. Joseph Young is averaging 18.6 points to lead the Ducks in scoring. Mike Moser is averaging 13.8 points and 8.1 rebounds, Jason Calliste is averaging 12.3 points, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 10.4 points. Oregon is averaging 82.9 points and they are shooting 46.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. With a 31 RPI and a 43 strength of schedule Oregon appears to be headed to the Big Dance.
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The Arizona Wildcats have won five games in a row and seven of their last eight and they have clinched the regular season Pac-12 title. Arizona is 15-2 in the Pac-12, 10-2 away from home, and they are ranked third in the nation. Nick Johnson is averaging 16.3 points per game to lead the Wildcats. Aaron Gordon is averaging 12 points and 7.8 rebounds, Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 10.2 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 8.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Arizona is averaging 74.1 points and they are shooting 46.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.5 percent. Arizona is looking at the number one seed in the West in the NCAA Tournament.
Oregon is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games, and 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 home games against a team with a winning road record. Arizona is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread against a tea with a winning record, and 19-9 against the spread following a win. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these teams.
My free pick in this game is going to be on the total and I am on the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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