Utah Utes vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 1/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
The Oregon Ducks (7-6) will go up against the Utah Utes (8-4) at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday.
The Utah Utes played Fresno State and notched a win by a score of 55-50 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Utes ended up finishing with 12 while Fresno State totaled 18 fouls. They also converted 7 out of their 31 attempts from three-point range. Fresno State ended up shooting 71.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 5 of 7 tries. Moreover, Fresno State collected 37 rebounds (12 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Fresno State doled out 12 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Concerning the defense, Utah allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the floor on 19 out of 57 shooting. They also distributed 12 dimes for the game while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In regard to hauling in boards, they earned 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Utes knocked down 8 of 14 shots for a rate of 57.1%. Utah finished the contest with a 39.2% FG percentage (20 out of 51) and made 7 of 22 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Marco Anthony is a guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He finished the game at 40.0% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out. He played 35 minutes and grabbed 6 rebounds. He accumulated 11 points on 4 out of 10 shooting.
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Utah comes into this matchup with a mark of 8-4 so far this year. They are averaging 73.0 pts per game (163rd in the country) on 42.9% from the field. The Utes are shooting 33.2% on three-point attempts (92 of 277) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is snagging 39.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 173 assists this season, which has them ranked 141st in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 10.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Utes have forced 8.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They surrender 24.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 109th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.3). The Utes are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.0% (294 of 735) and they concede 36.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 81st in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 128 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Oregon Ducks walked away with a victory by a final of 68-59 when they played Pepperdine. Concerning rebounding, Oregon permitted Pepperdine to collect 38 in total (13 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 19.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Ducks permitted Pepperdine to bury 23 of 65 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.4% in the game. Overall, the Ducks shot 26 for 61 from the field which had them sitting at 42.6%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Oregon converted 4 of their 18 attempts (22.2%). They were able to make 12 of those for a rate of 70.6%. Pepperdine had 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Ducks to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They gave up possession 15 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Ducks recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this contest.
Will Richardson ended up having an impact for the Ducks for the game. He converted 7 out of 14 for this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and earned 4 rebounds. He had 19 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and earned 7 assists for this contest.
Oregon has a record of 7-6 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Ducks are shooting 46.0% from the field, which ranks 100th in the nation. Oregon has accounted for 918 pts so far this year (70.6 per contest) and they pull in 34.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 12.4 times per contest (250th in the country) and they turn it over 12.2 times per contest. The Ducks are committing 16.0 fouls per game and they shoot 66.7% from the charity stripe.
The Ducks are ranked 133rd in college hoops in points given up per game with 66.2. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.0% from the field (258th in college basketball). The Oregon defense concedes 33.8% on 3-point shots (93 of 275) and their opponents are connecting on 69.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 12.2 assists and 31.2 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 160th and 42nd in Division 1.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah
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