Wildcats get a visit from the Ducks
The Arizona Wildcats will be looking to snap an ATS losing streak against the Oregon Ducks on Thursday night as the Pac-12 schools meet in basketball odds action at the books.
Arizona is just 1-2 SU and 0-3 ATS in its last three games against Oregon dating back to 2011 as they prepare to meet on Thursday night. Totals bettors have watched the OVER/UNDER go 2-6 on the college hoops lines in their last eight meetings.
Arizona battles the Ducks, currently sitting with a 15-6 mark (8-10-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-16 for the Wildcats and 12-7 for the Ducks.
Bettors looking to go with the Wildcats in this one found them listed as -11.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Ducks was expected to move the line.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Wildcats and the No. 30-rated Ducks in this matchup.
Last time out for Oregon, they were a 78-66 winner as they battled USC at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. The Ducks grabbed a 78-66 win over the Trojans on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Joseph Young at Matthew Knight Arena.
Arizona was a 60-58 loser in its last match on the road against California. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Arizona got 18 points from Kaleb Tarczewski but lost anyway, 60-58, to California on Saturday at Haas Pavilion.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's No. 109-ranked scoring average of 73.55 PPG, against a Ducks defense rated No. 225 and allowing 75.38 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 47.26% to date this season, more than the Ducks shooters have managed so far (47.21% per game).
Oregon at Arizona State, Saturday, February 8th
Arizona at Oregon State, Sunday, February 9th