Utah vs. Oregon Pac-12 Tournament - 3/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (24-8) at Utah Utes (24-8)
College Basketball: Frisday, March 13, 2015 at 11:30 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Utah Utes -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and the Oregon Ducks face off on Friday Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Pac-12 college basketball tournament semi-final action.
The Utah Utes are 24-7 this season and they reached this game by taking out Stanford on Thursday. Utah is averaging 72.4 points and they are shooting 48.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 56.6 points and their opponents are shooting 38 percent. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 14.8 points and 5.3 assists per game. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 10.5 points, Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.2 points, and Jakob Poeltl is averaging 8.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Utah is 2-1 in neutral site games and 14-5 in the Pac-12.
USA TODAY Sports
The Oregon Ducks are 24-8 this season and they reached this game by thrashing Colorado on Thursday. Oregon is averaging 76.6 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 20.1 points per game. Elgin Cook is averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, Dillon Brooks is averaging 11.4 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Dwayne Benjamin is averaging 8.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. Oregon is 1-2 in neutral site games and 14-5 in Pac-12 games.
Utah is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games, 41-19-1 against the spread followgn a game that they covered the point spread, and 45-22-1 against the spread against the Pac-12. Oregon is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games, 5-0 against the spread following a win, and 10-4-1 against the spread in their last 15 neutral site games. The underdog is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
The total is set at 134.5 but I see this one going over that number and the over is my free pick. My stroger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.