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Utah vs. Oregon - 3/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Utah vs. Oregon
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line
The Line: Utah +4 -- Over/Under: 137
TV Channel
ESPN
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NCAA BB | Utah vs. Oregon
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The Oregon Ducks and Utah Utes meet Thursday in the college basketball Pac-12 Tournament at the T-Mobile Arena.

The Oregon Ducks look to build on their five-game winning streak after beating Washington State on Wednesday. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 70.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Louis King is averaging 12.1 points and 1.3 assists while Payton Pritchard is averaging 12.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. Paul White is the third double-digit scorer and Victor Bailey Jr. is grabbing two rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have split their last eight non-home games.

The Utah Utes enter this tournament winning six of their last nine gams. The Utah Utes are averaging 76.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Sedrick Barefield is averaging 17.2 points and 3.8 assists while Timmy Allen is averaging 12.2 points and five rebounds. Donnie Tillman is the third double-digit scorer and Parker Van Dyke is dishing 1.7 assists. The Utah Utes are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Utes have won five of their last seven non-home games.

Ducks are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pacific-12 and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Utes are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win, 20-9-2 ATS in their last 31 vs. Pacific-12 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Ducks are 9-1-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the under is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings. The over is 9-3 in Utes last 12 overall. The under is 19-7 in Ducks last 26 overall.

We're getting the rested team and free buckets, which always has value. Oregon seems to have found something during this five-game winning streak, but this is still a club that can struggle to find consistent offense at times. The Utah Utes not only finished the season strong with wins in six of their last nine games, but they found their offense, which includes averaging 82.5 points in their last four games. Barefield has been on a tear recently and is the type of player who could takeover this tournament. Utah is one of those teams that could win this wide open Pac-12 title. Give me the points.

Pick:
Utah +4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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