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Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
When: Thursday, March 14, 11:30 PM. ET.
The Utah Utes will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the Oregon Ducks in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday night.
Ducks Going for Sixth Consecutive Win
The Ducks have been playing well over the last two weeks and have won their last five contests. They will be going for their sixth win in a row and 10th win in their last 14 games when they face the Utes on Thursday.
— Oregon Men's Basketball (@OregonMBB) March 14, 2019
They will go into this game with a lot of confidence because they are playing very good basketball at the moment and defeated Utah on the road 78-72 in their only regular-season meeting. (All Stats are prior to last night’s game)
Oregon is an average offensive team that is putting up 70 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Payton Pritchard leads the way for the Ducks with 12.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Louis King is averaging 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Paul White is averaging 10.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
The Ducks have done well defensively, holding opponents to 63.7 points per game, which is 20th in the country. They have dominated their last four opponents, holding them to 51.5 points per game and they should be able to get past the Utes if they continue playing well defensively.
Utah Going For Fourth Win In Five Games
The Utes played well in the final week of the regular season, winning three of four games. They will be hoping their streak continues in the Pac-12 tournament as they go for their third win in a row and fourth win in their last five games.
— Utah Basketball🏀 (@UtahMBB) March 10, 2019
Utah has done a good job on offense, averaging 76.3 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range.
Sedrick Barefield leads the way for the Utes with 17.2 points and 3.8 assists per game. Timmy Allen is averaging 12.2 points and five rebounds per game, while Donnie Tillman is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
The Utes haven’t played well defensively, holding opponents to 74.8 points per game. They gave up 76.2 points per game in their last four games and will need to do a better job defensively if they want to advance to the semifinals of the tournament.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pacific-12.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Utes have struggled against the spread, losing four of their last five neutral site games and four of their last five games against teams with winning records. The Ducks have played well against the spread, winning their last five games and their last four games following a straight up win.
Prediction: Oregon Ducks
Full-Game Total Pick
The Ducks have played under the total in their last seven games following a straight up win and in five of their last six neutral site games. The Utes have played under the total in 10 of their last 12 games against teams with winning records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Utes will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Ducks in the first half of their last three games, averaging 39.7 points per game while the Ducks average 33 points per game.
Prediction: Utah Utes
Half-Time Total Bet
The Ducks and Utes are averaging 72.7 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.