Utah Valley Wolverines (8-4) vs. Oregon Ducks (7-5)
December 20, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Oregon Ducks -12 / Utah Valley Wolverines +12; Over/Under: +137.5
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The Utah Valley Wolverines and Oregon Ducks meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Matthew Knight Arena. The Utah Valley Wolverines look for their ninth win. The Oregon Ducks look for their eighth win.
The Utah Valley Wolverines are averaging 77.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Justin Harmon is averaging 14.9 points and 3.1 assists, while Trey Woodbury is averaging 12.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. Aziz Bandaogo is the third double-digit scorer and Le’Tre Darthard is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Utah Valley Wolverines are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Valley Wolverines are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The Oregon Ducks are averaging 69.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Will Richardson is averaging 14.2 points and 3.8 rebounds, while N’Faly Dante is averaging 12.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. Quincy Guerrier is the third double-digit scorer and Kel’el Ware is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.
The Wolverines are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Wolverines last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Ducks last 7 Tuesday games.
The Oregon Ducks are obviously the more talented team and should be favored at home, but they’re not as good as they’ve been in past years. The Utah Valley Wolverines are off to a fine start, especially on the defensive side, and we know they’ll be more motivated for this spot given they don’t get these chances every day. Utah Valley has held its own on the road and only loses in the underdog role by an average of 5.8 points. I’ll take a stab with the points.