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Utah vs Oregon Basketball Picks 1-21-24

Oregon Ducks (13-4) vs. Utah Runnin' Utes (13-5)
January 21, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Utah Runnin' Utes -5.5; Over/Under: 152.5
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The Oregon Ducks will play the Utah Utes in a PAC-12 game on Sunday afternoon at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Oregon has won six of their last seven games, while Utah has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Oregon vs Utah prediction.

Oregon Preview

The Oregon Ducks are 13-4 (5-1) this year after they lost to Colorado by a score of 86-70 in their last game. Oregon trailed 43-34 at the half and they allowed 43 points in the second half for the double-digit loss. The Ducks shot 46.4% from the field and were -12 in rebounding margin in the game. Oregon had won their previous six games against Cal, Washington State, Washington, UCLA, USC, and Kent State. The Ducks are scoring 78.2 points per game with 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, while allowing 72.4 points against per game this year. Jackson Shelstad is averaging 14.2 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. Oregon is shooting 47.2% from the field, 68.3% on free throws, and 36.7% on three pointers this season. 

Utah Preview

The Utah Utes are 13-5 (4-3) this season after they defeated Oregon State by a score of 74-47 in their last game. Utah led 33-22 at the half and they held Oregon State to only 25 points in the second half in the win. The Utes shot 44.3% from the field and were +21 in rebounding margin in the game. Utah lost to Stanford by a score of 79-73 in the game prior to Oregon State, but did defeat UCLA before that. The Utes are scoring 80.1 points per game with 40.2 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, while giving up 69.2 points against per game this season. Branden Carlson is averaging 17.2 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. Utah is shooting 47.5% from the field, 66.5% on free throws, and 37.7% on three pointers this year. 

Oregon vs Utah Betting Prediction

Oregon started conference play with five straight wins, but they are coming off of a 16-point loss to Colorado and will be back on the road here. The Ducks had multiple chances in that game against Colorado, but they fell apart at the end. Utah has won two of their last three games, but the wins are against Oregon State and UCLA, who have really struggled this season. These two teams are very similar when looking at the numbers, but I am going to go with Oregon here. I took Oregon on the road against Colorado and even though they lost, I think they played ok for the most part. Take the Ducks with the points. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Oregon +5.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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