Utah Utes vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 2/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+7)
Matthew Knight Arena is the site where and the Oregon Ducks (13-4) will take on the Utah Utes (9-9) on Saturday. Oregon opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The total opens at 140.
Utah will enter this matchup with a mark of 9-9 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a team they commit 17.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Utah is collecting 31.7 boards per game and has accounted for 264 assists for the season, which is 128th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Utes are hitting 32.8% on shots from distance (113 of 344) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 69.8 points per contest (226th in the nation) while shooting 45.5% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Utes are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They are 205th in D-1 in giving up assists with 247 conceded so far this season. The Utes defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 43.7% (443 of 1,013) and they surrender 34.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 35.1% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 109th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.8).
The Utah Utes faced the Oregon State Beavers and took a loss by a final of 74-56 in their last game. Utah wrapped up the contest with a 38.5% field goal percentage (20 out of 52) and converted 3 out of their 18 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Utes buried 13 of 13 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 26 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 dimes in this game as well as having 5 steals and 3 blocks. With respect to defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 38.5% from the floor on 20 of 52 shooting. Oregon State doled out 18 dimes and had 12 steals for the game. In addition, the Beavers had 35 boards (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Oregon State went 94.1% when shooting free throws by making 16 of 17 attempts. They made 4 out of their 18 shots from long range.
Timmy Allen is a guy who came through for the matchup. He accounted for 24 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins played and collected 9 boards. Allen walked away from this one shooting 52.9% from the field and also recorded 5 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Utes was Branden Carlson. He grabbed 3 rebounds and tallied 2 assists. He finished 71.4% from the floor in this matchup via 5-of-7 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Carlson played for 21 min.
Oregon has a record of 13-4 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Ducks are hitting on 46.1% from the floor, which is ranked 82nd in the country. Oregon has totaled 1,267 points for the year (74.5 per contest) and they grab 35.4 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 13.6 times per game (150th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 12.5 times per contest. The Ducks commit 16.7 personal fouls per game and they shoot 70.6% from the charity stripe. The Ducks on the defensive side of the court are 72nd in the country in points per game surrendered with 66.4. They give up 12.2 dimes and 32.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 118th and 85th in those defensive categories. The Oregon defense gives up 31.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (123 of 389) and opponents are converting on 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 14.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.1% from the floor (75th in the nation).
For their last game, the Oregon Ducks got the victory with a final of 60-56 against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Ducks were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 for the contest. They also turned away 5 shots while recording 11 steals in this matchup. The Buffaloes committed 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Ducks to the free throw line for 15 shots. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Oregon made 4 of 17 tries (23.5%). Overall, the Ducks walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 53 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.4%. The Ducks allowed the Buffaloes to convert 21 out of 61 tries from the floor which had them shooting 34.4% in this game. They shot 22.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 of 27 and finished the game at 8 out of 9 at the charity stripe (88.9%). In regard to rebounding, Oregon allowed Colorado to collect 37 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Chris Duarte was important for the Ducks in this game. He knocked down 8 out of 13 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, which had him finishing with 18 points. Duarte grabbed 7 rebounds in his 36 mins and accounted for 2 assists for the game. One more player that played a role for Oregon was Eugene Omoruyi. He was able to score 13 points in his 30 minutes played by going 5 out of 14 shooting for this game. Omoruyi finished going 35.7% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon (-7)
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