Oregon Ducks vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 3/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon (+5)
The Utah State Aggies (18-15) will play the Oregon Ducks (19-14) at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Tuesday. Utah State opens this game as 5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 144.
The Oregon Ducks played Colorado and went home with a loss by a final score of 80-69 in their last contest. Oregon finished with a 34.3% field goal percentage (24 of 70) and converted 8 of 27 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Ducks buried 13 of their 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 39 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. In terms of the defense, Oregon allowed 40.5% from the floor on 30 out of 74 shooting. Colorado recorded 17 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Colorado totaled 50 rebounds (13 offensive, 37 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Colorado shot 68.4% when shooting free throws by making 13 of 19 shots. They converted 7 out of their 24 shots from 3-point land. When it comes to personal fouls, the Ducks walked away with 18 while Colorado recorded 16 personal fouls.
Quincy Guerrier is a player who was a factor for the matchup. He finished shooting 44.4% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. He played 35 minutes played and pulled down 13 boards. He ended up scoring 25 points on 8 out of 18 shooting.
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Oregon enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 19-14 on the campaign. They cough up possession 11.9 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Oregon is pulling in 35.0 boards per contest and has 401 dimes this year, which has them ranked 187th in the nation in terms of passing. The Ducks are hitting 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (235 of 705) and 67.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 72.4 pts per contest (145th in the country) while hitting 45.2% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Ducks have forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.3 fouls. They are conceding 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 191st in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.5). The Ducks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (833 of 1,926) and they concede 35.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 211th in college hoops in giving up assists with 408 conceded on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Utah State Aggies took a defeat with a final score of 53-51 when they faced Colorado State. The Aggies were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in this contest. They gave up possession 11 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. Colorado State had 12 personal fouls for this contest which took the Aggies to the free throw line for a total of 9 shots. They were able to convert 6 of the free throws for a rate of 66.7%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Utah State knocked down 1 out of 15 tries (6.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Aggies ended up shooting 22 for 54 from the floor which had them at 40.7%. The Aggies permitted Colorado State to make 20 of their 47 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 42.6% in the game. They went 16.7% from beyond the perimeter via 3 out of 18 and ended up shooting 10 out of 16 from the free throw line (62.5%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Utah State allowed Colorado State to collect 28 overall (5 offensive).
Justin Bean was important for the Aggies in this matchup. He racked up 15 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and added 3 dimes in the game. He made 5 out of 15 for the contest giving him a rate of 33.3%, and added 13 rebounds.
Utah State has a mark of 18-15 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Aggies are hitting on 47.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 20th in Division 1. Utah State has scored 2,425 points so far this year (73.5 per game) and they grab 35.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 17.9 times per contest (5th in the country) and they turn the ball over 12.5 times per contest. The Aggies have committed 16.4 fouls every game while shooting 72.5% from the charity stripe.
The Utah State defense surrenders 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (243 of 718) and their opposition makes 71.0% of their foul shots. They allow 13.3 dimes and 31.2 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 237th and 35th in the country. The Aggies on defense are ranked 96th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 66.4. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (155th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon (+5)
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