Oregon vs. Utah - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (19-10) at Oregon Ducks (21-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Utah Utes +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and Oregon Ducks meet Thursday in the college basketball Pac-12 Tournament at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Utah Utes enter this tournament winning six of their last seven games. The Utah Utes are averaging 73.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Justin Bibbins is averaging 14.4 points and 4.9 assists while David Collette is averaging 12.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. Sedrick Barefield is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Rawson is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Utah Utes are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Utah Utes have won two of their last three neutral site games.
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The Oregon Ducks look for another victory after beating Washington State on Wednesday. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 78.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Payton Pritchard is averaging 14.6 points and 4.8 assists while Elijah Brown is averaging 13.5 points and 3.4 rebounds. Troy Brown is the third double-digit scorer and MiKyle McIntosh is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have split their last four neutral site games.
The Ducks are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The Utes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Ducks are 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings, the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
These teams haven't played since December, but Oregon did beat Utah in that meeting by 10 points on the road. We're also getting a free bucket with a rested Utah squad against an Oregon team that played overtime yesterday and shot just 38.7 percent from the field. Honestly, the Oregon Ducks shouldn't be playing this game. Add in the rest advantage and with the way the Utah Utes finished the season, and you have to like the value of the points. Can't back Oregon after what we saw last night.