Arizona vs. Oregon - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (12-5) at Arizona Wildcats (13-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at ASU Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona Wildcats will be matching up on the college basketball circuit.
Oregon enters this one with a 11-5 record overall. The Ducks have lost two of their last three games, with their last one coming January 5 at Oregon State. In that one, Oregon’s Paul White posted 16 points.
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Tops in scoring for the Ducks this year is Payton Pritchard with 15.0 PPG, and Elijah Brown is second on 12.9 PPG. Also in double-figures for Oregon are Troy Brown (12.3 PPG; 7.6 RPG) and White (10.8 PPG).
As for Arizona, they’re currently 13-4 this season. After falling to Colorado last Saturday, the Wildcats managed a win over Oregon State in their last outing. In that one, Arizona guard Allonzo Trier put up 21 points.
Arizona’s top scorer this season is Deandre Ayton with 20.0 PPG and 11.5 RPG. Also in double-digits for the Wildcats are Trier (19.6 PPG), Rawlie Alkins (15.0 PPG) and Dusan Ristic (10.1 PPG).
The Ducks are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games. Oregon is also 37-17 ATS in the last 54 versus the Pac-12 and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 overall.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight versus the Pac-12. Arizona is also 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Oregon has a decent squad this year, but they’ve put up a couple of duds in their last couple games and have been really inconsistent. Arizona has had some tough ones lately as well, but I trust their scoring capabilities over the Ducks’. I’ll take Arizona here.