Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 3/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+3.5)
Matthew Knight Arena is the site where and the Oregon Ducks (16-5) will take on the Arizona Wildcats (17-8) on Monday. Arizona opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 143.5.
Arizona enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 17-8 this year. They currently have an average of 75.7 points per contest (79th in the nation) while hitting 44.7% from the field. The Wildcats are shooting 37.3% on 3-point shots (166 of 445) and 72.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Arizona is pulling down 38.7 boards per contest and has earned 387 assists on the year, which ranks 16th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.8 fouls per game. Defensively, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 203rd in Division 1 in giving up assists with 279 surrendered so far this year. The Wildcats are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.8% (606 of 1,415) and they concede 31.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They concede 33.3% on shots from downtown and they rank 119th in the country in PPG allowed (68.1).
The Arizona Wildcats played the Washington Huskies and took home the win by a score of 75-74 in their last game. Arizona ended the game with a 36.5% field goal percentage (23 of 63) and made 8 of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats converted 21 of 24 tries for a percentage of 87.5%. In relation to getting rebounds, they earned 40 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In the matter of the defense, Arizona allowed 49.0% from the field on 25 out of 51 shooting. Washington totaled 11 assists and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, Washington collected 27 rebounds (2 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Washington finished the game at 75.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 18 of their 24 shots. They converted 6 of 0 shots from 3-point land.
James Akinjo is one player who came through for this contest. He left the arena with 26 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He played 38 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. Akinjo finished the game at 41.2% from the field and recorded 7 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Wildcats was Azuolas Tubelis. He had 15 rebounds in his 28 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the contest at 45.5% from the field for the contest via 5-of-11 (16 points). When the time ran out, Tubelis tallied 3 assists.
Oregon has a record of 16-5 for the campaign. The Ducks are committing 16.0 fouls every game and they go 70.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.1 times per game (179th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per contest. Oregon has totaled 1,537 points for the campaign (73.2 per contest) and they average 34.1 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Ducks are connecting on 46.0% from the floor, which is ranked 80th in college hoops. The Ducks on the defensive side of the court are 74th in college hoops in PPG given up with 66.4. They have forced 14.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.2% from the field (125th in college basketball). The Oregon defense concedes 33.0% on shots from distance (153 of 464) and opponents are making 76.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 12.6 assists and 32.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 145th and 83rd in college basketball.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Oregon Ducks walked away with a victory by a final of 74-63 against the California Golden Bears. The Ducks recorded 22 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 9 steals for this contest. The Golden Bears committed 13 personal fouls for this game which got the Ducks to the free throw line for 13 tries. They were able to make 10 of them for a rate of 76.9%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Oregon buried 6 out of their 15 tries (40.0%). When the game finished, the Ducks walked away from this one shooting 29 out of 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.7%. The Ducks permitted the Golden Bears to knock down 24 of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.3% in the game. They finished shooting 36.8% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 7 out of 19 and finished the contest at 8 of 11 at the charity stripe (72.7%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Oregon allowed California to grab 27 in all (6 offensive).
Eugene Omoruyi pitched in for the Ducks for this contest. He converted 8 out of 18 for this contest giving him a rate of 44.4%, and had 3 rebounds. Omoruyi racked up 21 points in his 33 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist for this contest. One more player who came through for Oregon was LJ Figueroa. He finished with 1 assist in 31 mins played, and he put in 9 out of 13 from the floor. Figueroa wrapped this one up going 69.2% from the field while contributing 20 points and 14 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+3.5)
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