Utah vs. Oregon Pick
Is No. 7 Oregon set to pick up another big win at home tonight when it hosts Utah at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Oregon is favored at home, as the Ducks are getting odds of -9.5 points against Utah. The over/under total for the game is listed at 146 points. Oregon has won eight straight meetings with Utah, including a 73-67 road win on Jan. 26. The Ducks are 7-0-1 against the spread during this 8-game stretch.
Oregon is coming off an 81-70 win at USC this weekend to improve to 22-4 on the season and 11-2 in the Pac-12. The Ducks have also covered the spread in their last three to move to 15-10 against the spread. Oregon is averaging 78.4 points per game on offense while allowing 64.8 on defense. At home, the Ducks put up 82.4 points per game while allowing 62.4 on defense. Dillon Brooks has been leading the team with 14.9 points per game while Tyler Dorsey is adding 13.1 per game.
Utah has won two straight coming into tonight’s game. The Utes are now 17-8 overall and 8-5 in the Pac-12. The Utes are just 2-4 against the spread in their last six games and now 12-10-1 against the spread on the season. Utah averages 79.8 points per game on offense this season while allowing 69.9 on defense. Kyle Kuzma has been the team leader with 15.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game while David Collette is adding 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest.
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While Utah hasn’t always been able to pick up road wins, they have been playing tough away from home. Their last two road trips have seen them lose by a combined eight points and they had won at Washington and Washington State prior to that. The Utes have yet to lose a true road game by more than 10 points and Oregon is just 6-8 against the spread at home. Look for this game to be competitive.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: UTAH +9.5