Oregon at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Oregon Ducks travel to T-Mobile Arena to play the Utah Utes on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4 point favorites.
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Oregon heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 78.3 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. Utah has an overall record of 19-10. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 68.8, good for a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 16-15 against the spread this season
The Oregon Ducks are 14-16 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 15-10 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Utes Injuries
03/07/18 F David Collette Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Oregon
Elijah Brown averages 13.4 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%. Payton Pritchard averages 14.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Sedrick Barefield averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Justin Bibbins averages 14.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 85th and 183rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 49th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 75th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in college basketball. Oregon averages 78.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 68th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 123rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 154th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 167th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 263rd with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes surrender 68.8 points per contest, which ranks them 85th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 64th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 190th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 113th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Utah is 178th in Division 1 with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 143rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in the nation. They are 247th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.0 boards per game and 58th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Utes are 254th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Ducks are 59th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 126th. In terms of pace they are 186th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 93rd. As a team they are 80th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 70th in Division 1. Oregon is 279th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 113th in the nation.
Utah is 197th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 68th in Division 1. The Utes are 117th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 113th. They are 253rd in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 81st. As a unit they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oregon/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -4
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