Oregon vs. Utah - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (21-4) at Oregon Ducks (19-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and the Utah Utes face off on Sunday at McArthur Court in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Oregon Ducks are 19-8 this season and they have won seven of their last nine games. Oregon is averaging 76.7 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 20 points per game. Elgin Cook is averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds, Dillon Brooks is averaging 12.1 points, and Jalil Abdul-Bassit is averaging 8.5 points. Oregon is 16-2 at home and 9-5 in the Pac-12.
USA TODAY Sports
The Utah Utes are 21-4 this season and they have won their last five games. Utah is averaging 73.2 points and they are shooting 49.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 55.6 points and their opponents are shooting 37.7 percent. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 14.1 points and 5.4 assists per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.8 points, Jordan Loveridge is averaging 10.2 points, and Jakob Poeltl is averaging 8.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. Utah is 5-3 on the road and 11-2 in the Pac-12.
Oregon is 2-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2 against the spread in Sunday games. Utah is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 40-15-2 against the spread in their last 57 games, and 36-13-3 against the spread following a win. The favorite is 5-2-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings of these two.
Oregon just hasn’t stepped up in their chances in tougher spots so until I see the Ducks do that my play will have to be Utah, even on the road.