Utah at Oregon College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Matthew Knight Arena
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The Utah Utes head to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Oregon Ducks on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oregon as 8 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 77.5 points per contest while giving up 67.9 per game. Oregon has an overall record of 10-3. They are averaging 85.3 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 3-6 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Oregon Ducks are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
12/28/17 F David Collette Abdominal is OUT Friday vs Oregon
12/28/17 F Donnie Tillman Foot is OUT Friday vs Oregon
12/28/17 G Gabe Bealer Foot is OUT Friday vs Oregon
12/02/17 F Chris Seeley Illness is out indefinitely
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
12/28/17 F Paul White Head is "?" Friday vs Utah U
David Collette averages 13.5 points per contest while playing 21.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Justin Bibbins averages 11.8 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Payton Pritchard scores 16.3 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Elijah Brown averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 77.5 points per contest this year, which is 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 139th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 187th in Division 1. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 111th and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 181st with 13.5 per game. The Utes allow 67.9 points per contest, which is 96th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 176th, and they allow 10.3 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 135th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon is 28th in the country with 85.3 points per contest this season. They are 66th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 88th in Division 1. They are 45th in the country in rebounding with 39.7 boards per contest and 50th in assists per game with 16.6. The Ducks are 210th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Ducks give up 70.8 points per game, which ranks them 152nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 48th with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Ducks are 156th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Utes are 149th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 57th. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 112th. As a team they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 64th in Division 1. Utah is 161st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 37th in the nation.
Oregon is 254th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 29th in Division 1. The Ducks are 79th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.1, and their offensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 37th. They are 64th in D-1 in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 52nd. As a unit they are 44th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 99th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Oregon college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah +8
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