Oregon vs Utah NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2020
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah +5
The Oregon Ducks travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Oregon as 5 point favorites.
Oregon heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 79.2 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. Utah has an overall mark of 10-3. They are averaging 79.4 points per contest and giving up 69.3, which is a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Oregon Ducks are 10-3-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
11/22/19 G Will Johnson Knee is out for season
01/02/20 F C.J. Walker Back is questionable Thursday vs Colorado
01/01/20 F Shakur Juiston Leg is questionable Thursday vs Colorado
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Payton Pritchard comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Chris Duarte averages 12.3 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Timmy Allen averages 21.0 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Both Gach averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon averages 79.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 46th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 8th in the nation. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 144th and 86th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 260th with 12.6 per game. The Ducks allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 129th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 49th and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 119th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 136th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 40th in the country with 79.4 points per game this year. They are 19th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 90th in the nation. They are 62nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game, and 73rd in assists per contest with 15.1. The Utes are 181st in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Utes surrender 69.3 points per contest, which ranks them 190th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 114th in those defensive statistics. They rank 191st with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 96th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 41st in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Ducks are 7th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.9. In terms of pace they are 271st in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 14th. As a team they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 224th in Division 1. Oregon is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Utah is 166th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Utes have an offensive rating of 110.6, which is ranked 36th. They are 138th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 26th. As a unit they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 148th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oregon/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +5
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