Oregon at Arizona 1/13/18 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats
NCAAB: 2:00 PM EST
Jan. 13, 2018
Latest Odds : ARIZ -9.5 Total 149
Oregon plucked a nice win at Arizona State on the first night of their two-game desert road swing and hope to complete the sweep against a befuddling Arizona squad. It's never a good sign when a team's coach, in this case Arizona skipper Sean Miller, admits he can't get his players to play hard. The Wildcats are talented enough to clip the nets in April but looked discombobulated in a nine-point come-from-behind defeat of Oregon State on Thursday night.
The Ducks lost a bunch of talent from last year's Final Four outfit. They are 60th in offensive efficiency, scoring 81.3 points per game and 79th in defensive efficiency, allowing 70 ppg. Payton Pritchard leads the squad with 15 ppg on 43 percent 3-point shooting. Elijah Brown chips in 13.2 ppg and Troy Brown adds 11.2 ppg. Pac-12 teams have made 39 percent of 3-pointers against the Ducks, who have made only 29.9 pct. in conference games.
Arizona has Deandre Ayton and the presence of the 7-footer alone is enough to make the Wildcats the most talented team on the floor most nights. Before he possibly wins national player of the year or is selected No. 1 in June's NBA Draft, Ayton is going to terrorize opposing big men. He's producing 20 ppg, 11.5 rpg and hitting 63 percent of shots. Allonzo Trier is a dynamic wing, providing 19.6 ppg and hitting 41 pct. of 3s. The Wildcats are 14th in offensive efficiency, scoring 82.5 ppg. They are 66th in defensive efficiency.
Recent Betting Trends:
Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Wildcats are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Over is 7-2 in Ducks last 9 Saturday games.
Over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 Saturday games.
Free Betting Pick: Oregon Ducks +9.5
This young Ducks team look to be figuring things out as Oregon is coming off impressive road upset at Arizona State earlier this week. That confidence is key for Oregon to keep it really close and maybe even a road upset. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Wildcats win but fall short ATS 82-79.