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Oregon vs Arizona 1/14/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Arizona Wildcats (15-2) vs. Oregon Ducks (9-8)
January 14, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oregon Ducks +4 / Arizona Wildcats -4; Over/Under: +156.5
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The Arizona Wildcats and Oregon Ducks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Matthew Knight Arena. The Arizona Wildcats look for their 16th win. The Oregon Ducks look for their 10th win.

The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 85.8 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Azuolas Tubelis is averaging 20.6 points and 2.1 assists, while Oumar Ballo is averaging 16.8 points and 8.9 rebounds. Kerr Kriisa is the third double-digit scorer and Pelle Larsson is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game.

The Oregon Ducks are averaging 70.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Will Richardson is averaging 15.6 points and 4.3 rebounds, while N’Faly Dante is averaging 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Quincy Guerrier is the third double-digit scorer and Kel’el Ware is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.

The Wildcats are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Ducks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Wildcats last 8 overall. The over is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 home games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Oregon Ducks are never a pushover on their home court, and an upset win here would surprise nobody. The problem is the Arizona Wildcats are simply the better team by a decent margin with an elite offense, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 13.2 points. Oregon just doesn’t have the horses most nights to compete. Give me Arizona.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Arizona Wildcats -4

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