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Arizona vs Oregon Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Wildcats vs Ducks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Arizona Wildcats at Oregon Ducks
  • Where: Eugene at Matthew Knight Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Arizona -4.5, ARZ -196 | ORE +159 O/U 152.5

Wildcats Preview:

The Arizona Wildcats head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 15-2. So far, the Wildcats have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 4-1. This season, Arizona has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 15-2. For today’s contest, Arizona has a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.

Arizona’s leading scorer this season is Azuolas Tubelis, who is averaging 20.82 points per contest. So far, Tubelis has accounted for 24.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 9.18 rebounds per game and 2.06 assists. Oumar Ballo is the second leading scorer for the Wildcats, averaging 16.71 points per game. Between him and Ballo, they are accounting for 43.7% of the team’s scoring.

Arizona comes into today’s matchup vs Oregon, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 84.6 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 49.6% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 247th in possessions per game.

Ducks Preview:

The Oregon Ducks head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 9-8. So far this season, Oregon has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-5. For the season, Oregon has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 2-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Ducks being +4.5 point underdogs.

Oregon’s leading scorer this season is Will Richardson, who is averaging 13.88 points per contest. So far, Richardson has accounted for 20.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.94 rebounds per game and 5.12 assists. N’Faly Dante is the second leading scorer for the Ducks, averaging 13.6 points per game. Between him and Dante, they are accounting for 38.9% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon this season, as they are currently ranked 165th in college basketball at 72.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Ducks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 302nd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Oregon Ducks +4.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Arizona Wildcats are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4.5. However, we anticipate Oregon putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Wildcats as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Ducks to cover.

 


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