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Oregon vs. Arizona State - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona State at Oregon
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Matthew Knight Arena
Eugene, OR
The Line
Oregon Ducks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 138
TV Channel
Pac-12 Networks - Arizona, Oregon, & National Feeds
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The Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Oregon Ducks this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The Arizona State Sun Devils won their 3rd straight game and improved to 19-8 (10-5 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the California Golden Bears, 69-59, this past Sunday. Arizona State surprisingly trailed by a 34-28 margin at halftime, however, dominated the Golden Bears on both ends of the court in the 2nd half and was able to pull away for the victory after taking a 56-44 lead with 8:55 left in regulation. Arizona State shot 41.8% from the field and won the turnover battle by a 17-11 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Sun Devils was Luguentz Dort who had 22 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.

On the season, Arizona State is averaging 79.1 ppg on 44.9% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Arizona State has been led by Luguentz Dort (16.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 spg), Remy Martin (13.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.4 spg), Zylan Cheatham (11.7 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 3.5 apg), and Rob Edwards (11.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg).

Defensively, Arizona State is allowing their opponents to an average 73.1 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils have a rebound margin of 6.1 and a turnover margin of 0.2.

The Oregon Ducks lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 15-12 (6-8 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the UCLA Bruins, 90-83, this past Saturday. Oregon led by a 44-28 margin at halftime, however, the defensive had no answers for the Bruins in the 2nd half and UCLA was able to pull away after taking a 78-67 lead with 3:09 left in regulation. Oregon allowed UCLA to shoot 50.9% from the field and 63.6% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Ducks was Payton Pritchard who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and a steal.

On the season, Oregon is averaging 70.0 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Ducks are averaging 7.6 three-pointers per game on 33.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon has been led by Louis King (12.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apg), Payton Pritchard (11.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.6 spg), Paul White (10.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Victor Bailey Jr. (8.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Defensively, Oregon is holding their opponents to an average of 65.5 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field. The Ducks have a rebound margin of 0.9 and a turnover margin of 1.7.

The Sun Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss, however, are just 5-12-2 ATS in their last 19 road games. The Ducks are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

Arizona State has won 4 of their last 5 games and currently rank 45th in FG%, 226th in scoring defense, and 40th in defensive FG%.

Oregon has lost 4 of their last 6 games and currently rank 256th in scoring offense, 43rd in scoring defense, and 76th in defensive FG%.

Oregon is still a very tough place for opponents to play, however, the Ducks have looked lost on the offensive end since losing Bol Bol for the season and going up agianst the Sun Devils defense is going to be a challenge. Arizona State can be inconsistent at times, however, the Sun Devils are the more talented team and as Arizona State already defeated Oregon by a 78-64 margin earlier this season, I think they’ll do enough with the points to cover this spread.

Pick:
Arizona State Sun Devils +1.5

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