Utah vs Oregon College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Utah vs Oregon College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks (8-2) at Utah Runnin' Utes (4-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)

The Line: Utah Runnin' Utes +4 -- Over/Under: 140 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Oregon Ducks and Utah Utes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Oregon Ducks look for a win to build on their 8-2 record. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 77.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Eugene Omoruyi is averaging 18.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Chris Duarte is averaging 16.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. Eric Williams Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and LJ Figueroa is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.

The Utah Utes need a win here after splitting their last six games. The Utah Utes are averaging 71.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Alfonso Plummer is averaging 17.7 points and 3.3 rebounds while Timmy Allen is averaging 11.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Branden Carlson is grabbing five rebounds and Mikael Jantunen is dishing one assist. The Utah Utes are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.7 rebounds per game.

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The Ducks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Utes are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The over is 11-5 in Ducks last 16 overall. The over is 9-3 in Utes last 12 overall. The road team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Utah Utes continue to be hit or miss and don't have the offensive horses to hang with above-average teams in the Pac-12. The Oregon Ducks are as balanced as any team in the conference and have been covering machines dating back to last season. As long as Oregon makes its shots, this should be a comfortable win for the road team. The Utah Utes are a well below average team on the offensive side, something you don't want in this matchup. 

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Randy’s Pick Oregon Ducks -4

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