Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
TV: Youtube TV
The Oregon Ducks (9-7) will play the Arizona Wildcats (14-2) at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday.
The Arizona Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against Washington State and ended up losing by a score of 74-61 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Wildcats walked away with 16 and Washington State recorded 19 personal fouls. They also buried 12 of their 28 tries from downtown. Washington State went 85.7% at the charity stripe by making 12 of their 14 attempts. Furthermore, Washington State had 41 boards (14 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Washington State recorded 13 dimes and had 3 steals in this matchup. In terms of defending, Arizona allowed 39.1% from the field on 25 of 64 shooting. They also recorded 9 assists in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled 40 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats buried 17 of 28 tries for a percentage of 60.7%. Arizona ended the contest with a 31.7% field goal percentage (20 of 63) and converted 4 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc.
Azuolas Tubelis is a guy who was a major factor in this game. He accounted for 29 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He played 32 mins and also grabbed 14 boards. He finished 45.0% from the field and totaled 2 assists.
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Arizona enters this game with a record of 14-2 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Arizona is pulling down 42.0 boards per game and has earned 316 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 5th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Wildcats are connecting on 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc (124 of 359) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 85.8 points per outing (6th in the nation) while shooting 49.8% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Wildcats are able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.1 fouls. They concede 32.7% from beyond the arc and they are 271st in D-1 in points per game allowed (72.5). The Wildcats defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 40.6% (427 of 1,053) and they relinquish 32.8 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 207th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 210 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Oregon Ducks walked away with a victory by a final of 70-60 against Utah. The Ducks snagged 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 37 for this game. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. Utah earned 20 fouls for the contest which took the Ducks to the charity stripe for a total of 25 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a rate of 68.0%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Oregon knocked down 7 of 28 attempts (25.0%). In all, the Ducks ended up going 23 for 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.4%. The Ducks allowed Utah to convert 20 out of 56 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 35.7% for this game. They shot 14.3% from three-point range by shooting 3 of 21 and ended up shooting 17 of 25 at the charity stripe (68.0%). Concerning team rebounding, Oregon allowed Utah to collect 33 overall (7 offensive).
N'Faly Dante was important for the Ducks for the matchup. He made 6 out of 7 for the contest for a field goal rate of 85.7%, and accumulated 12 rebounds. He scored 17 points in his 27 mins of playing time and earned 2 dimes for this game.
Oregon has a mark of 9-7 on the season. As an offensive team, the Ducks are hitting on 43.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 225th in Division 1. Oregon has scored 1,093 pts this season (68.3 per contest) and they snag 37.6 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 12.8 times per contest (235th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per game. The Ducks commit 15.3 personal fouls every game and they go 65.7% from the charity stripe.
The Oregon defense allows 31.7% on shots from beyond the arc (116 of 366) and opponents are connecting on 75.2% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.3 dimes and 32.4 rebounds per contest, ranking them 159th and 86th in college hoops. The Ducks on the defensive side of the court are 74th in D-1 in PPG given up with 64.9. They are able to force 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the field (70th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona
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