Arizona vs. Oregon Pick
It’s another big game in the Pac-12 today when No. 13 Oregon hosts No. 5 Arizona at 4PM ET. Which team has the edge?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Oregon is favored at home in this game, as the Ducks are getting odds of -3 points against Arizona. The over/under total for the game is listed at 135.5 points. Oregon has won and covered the spread in its last two meetings with Arizona. These two have yet to meet this season.
Arizona is continuing to roll along, coming off a 71-54 win at Oregon State this week. The Wildcats are now 21-2 overall and 10-0 in the Pac-12. They are also 12-9-2 against the spread on the season, including 8-3 ATS on the road. Arizona is averaging 76 points per game on offense this season while holding opponents to 62.7 on defense. The numbers aren’t much different on the road, as they up their scoring to 79.5 while the defense allows just 63.2. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 16.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game to lead the team while Allonzo Trier is adding 14.8 points and 5 rebounds per game.
Oregon is coming off a narrow 71-70 win at home over Arizona State. The Ducks were a 17.5-point favorite in that game. Oregon is 20-3 on the season and 9-1 in the Pac-12 while posting a 12-10 record against the spread. The Ducks average 78 points per game on offense while allowing 64.1 on defense. At home, Oregon averages 82.2 per game on offense while holding opponents to 62.7. Dillon Brooks is averaging 14.2 points per game to lead the team while Chris Boucher is adding 12.4 points and 7 rebounds per game.
Arizona could be in a position to finally lose again today, but I have a hard time picking against the Wildcats. Arizona is playing at a very high level with Trier in the mix and I think they are the best team in the nation right now. Oregon has some talent, but I don’t think their roster matches up with Arizona, especially if the Wildcats are clicking. I think Arizona will be up as its an underdog, a role Sean Miller has been able to get his team to play up for.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA +3