Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes Prediction, 1/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon (-4)
The Utah Utes (4-3) host the Oregon Ducks (8-2) at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Saturday. Utah opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 140.
Oregon will enter this matchup with a mark of 8-2 this season. The Ducks are connecting on 34.5% on 3-point shots (77 of 223) and 68.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.9 points per contest (101st in the country) while shooting 47.5% from the floor. They turn the ball over 13.1 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.1 fouls every game. As a team, Oregon is snagging 37.5 rebounds per game and has earned 138 assists for the season, which ranks 115th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Ducks are able to force 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.1 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 29.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 73rd in the nation in opponents PPG (65.1). The Ducks defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 40.3% (230 of 571) and they concede 32.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 183rd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 114 surrendered on the campaign.
The Oregon Ducks stepped onto the hardwood against the Colorado Buffaloes and took a loss by a final of 79-72 in their last contest. Oregon ended the game with a 48.3% field goal percentage (29 out of 60) and converted 7 out of their 19 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Ducks knocked down 7 of 10 tries for a percentage of 70.0%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 24 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 8 dimes in the matchup while earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. When talking about the defense, Oregon allowed their opponent to shoot 48.3% from the field on 29 of 60 shooting. Colorado dished out 12 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Additionally, the Buffaloes collected 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Colorado finished the game shooting 93.3% when shooting free throws by burying 14 of their 15 attempts. They also made 7 out of their 26 shots from downtown.
Chris Duarte is one guy who played a role in this contest. He accounted for 27 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played 39 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. Duarte went 58.8% from the field and dished out 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in the game for the Ducks was Eugene Omoruyi. He snagged 6 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up going 53.3% from the field in this matchup by going 8-of-15 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Omoruyi played for 37 minutes.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 4-3 on the campaign. Utah has totaled 485 points for the year (69.3 per game) and they pull down 32.6 rebounds per contest. The Utes have committed 16.1 fouls every game and they shoot 73.0% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Utes are connecting on 41.9% from the field, which is 275th in Division 1. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per game (96th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 10.6 times per game. The Utes are ranked 52nd in the country in points given up per game with 63.9. They are able to force 16.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (195th in the nation). The Utah defense concedes 29.6% from downtown (45 of 152) and opponents are converting on 73.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 13.6 dimes and 38.3 rebounds every game, ranking them 222nd and 283rd in those categories.
The last time they took the court, the Utah Utes took a defeat with a final score of 64-46 against the USC Trojans. The Utes snagged 17 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 27 for this contest. They turned away 2 shots while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Trojans earned 15 personal fouls in the game which got the Utes to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to shooting from distance, Utah knocked down 3 out of 22 attempts (13.6%). Overall, the Utes shot 17 for 61 from the floor which had them at 27.9%. The Utes permitted the Trojans to make 25 out of their 47 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.2% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 31.6% from downtown by going 6 out of 19 and ended up shooting 8 of 14 from the free throw line (57.1%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Utah allowed USC to grab 38 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Ian Martinez ended up being a major contributor for the Utes in the game. He converted 3 of 7 for this game for a rate of 42.9%, which had him finishing with 10 points. Martinez grabbed 2 rebounds in his 17 mins and had 2 assists in this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Utah was Mikael Jantunen. He ended up walking away with 8 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood via 4 of 9 shooting in this game. Jantunen finished going 44.4% from the field in addition to collecting 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah (+4) and under 140 points
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