Oregon Ducks vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon (+1)
The Oregon Ducks (11-4) go to McKale Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Wildcats (14-6). The line on this contest has Arizona as 1-point favorites. The over/under opens at 146.
Oregon will play this contest with a mark of 11-4 for the season. The Ducks are hitting 35.8% on shots from 3-point land (124 of 346) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 76.3 pts per game (74th in the nation) while hitting 46.3% from the field. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Oregon is snagging 35.7 boards per contest and has totaled 216 assists for the year, which ranks 199th in the country in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Ducks are forcing their opponents into 14.9 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 personal fouls. They concede 31.9% from beyond the arc while they are 103rd in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (67.4). The Ducks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 41.8% (351 of 840) and they relinquish 32.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 97th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 182 relinquished so far this year.
The Oregon Ducks stepped onto the hardwood against the Arizona State Sun Devils and walked away with a win by a score of 75-64 in their last game. Oregon walked away from the game with a 42.4% field goal percentage (28 of 66) and converted 12 of their 30 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Ducks made 7 of 8 attempts for a rate of 87.5%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 39 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 22 dimes in this contest in addition to earning 8 steals and 3 blocked shots. In reference to defending, Oregon allowed the other team to shoot 42.4% from the floor on 28 out of 66 shooting. Arizona State doled out 13 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. On top of that, the Sun Devils pulled down 42 boards (14 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Arizona State finished the game shooting 84.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 13 tries. They knocked down 9 out of their 26 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Chris Duarte is someone who was a major factor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He played 34 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. Duarte shot 58.3% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. Someone else that had an impact in the matchup for the Ducks was Eugene Omoruyi. He snagged 10 rebounds and also totaled 3 dimes. He finished 50.0% from the floor in this game by going 7-of-14 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Omoruyi was on the court for 27 minutes.
Arizona has a mark of 14-6 this year. Arizona has totaled 1,546 pts so far this year (77.3 per game) and they grab 39.1 boards per contest. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 18.6 fouls every game while shooting 72.0% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wildcats are shooting 45.4% from the field, which is 119th in college basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.6 times per contest (61st in the nation) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per game. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 126th in the nation in PPG given up with 68.4. They have forced 13.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (146th in college hoops). The Arizona defense surrenders 34.2% on 3-pointers (141 of 412) and their opponents are connecting on 71.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 11.4 assists and 30.4 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 70th and 21st in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arizona Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 70-61 against the Oregon State Beavers. The Wildcats collected 31 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 45 for this contest. They also blocked 3 shots while earning 2 steals for the game. The Beavers committed 26 fouls in this game which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 34 shots. They were able to convert 23 of them for a percentage of 67.6%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Arizona knocked down 7 of 18 attempts (38.9%). When the game finished, the Wildcats walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0%. The Wildcats permitted the Beavers to bury 24 of their 64 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 37.5% in the matchup. They finished 30.4% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 7 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 6 out of 10 at the free throw line (60.0%). When discussing rebounds, Arizona allowed Oregon State to collect 31 in all (9 offensive).
James Akinjo ended up being a factor for the Wildcats in the game. He converted 5 of 12 for this contest for a rate of 41.7%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Akinjo grabbed 3 rebounds in his 36 minutes and added 3 dimes in this matchup. Someone else that was important for Arizona was Bennedict Mathurin. He scored 14 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 out of 11 shooting in the matchup. Mathurin ended up shooting 45.5% from the floor in addition to earning 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (-1) and over 146 points
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