Oregon vs. Utah Pick
Is No. 10 Oregon suspect to having its win streak end tonight when it takes on Utah at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Utah is the slim favorite at home, as the Utes are getting odds of -1 point against Oregon. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 143.5 points. Oregon has won seven straight in this series and is 6-0-1 against the spread in those seven wins.
Oregon is on a 16-game winning streak right now to get to 18-2 overall and 7-0 in the Pac-12. The Ducks have covered the spread in seven straight to move to 11-8 against the spread on the season. Oregon puts up 79.3 points per game on offense while allowing just 63.2 per game on defense. The offense struggles to just 72.3 points per game on the road. Dillon Brooks is leading the game with 13.4 points per game, but he is questionable to play tonight with a leg injury. Chris Boucher is adding 13.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Utah has won two straight coming into this game. The Utes are 14-5 overall and 5-2 in the Pac-12. The Utes have been hot against the spread, going 6-0-1 ATS in conference play. Utah is now 10-6-1 ATS on the season. Utah is averaging 80.8 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 68.7 points per game. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 15.3 points and 10 rebounds per game to lead the team but David Collette continues to deal with post-concussion issues and is questionable to play. He averages 14.9 points per game on the season.
Both teams come in pretty hot, especially at the betting window. The injury to Brooks is a concern, but if he can go, Oregon would likely be favored. The Ducks have won 16 straight and could be suspect to a loss, but I like them to win on the road tonight. Utah is just 5-4 against the spread at home and I think they will struggle with the Oregon defense.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: OREGON +1