Pac 12 Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Utah vs. Oregon
Utah Utes vs Oregon Ducks Odds
The Utah Utes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Ducks in Oregon at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday in college basketball action.
This is a conference playoff game in the Pac 12 Tournament. The game is being played at MGM Grand Garden Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Ducks currently sports a 23-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-16-2 ATS. The Utes are 15-17 and 20-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ducks produce a 10-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Utes have gone 14-12 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 56-ranked Ducks and the No. 129-rated Utes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-67 win for the Ducks on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oregon's No. 76-ranked offense, averaging 71.5 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 91 at 63.2 PPG. The Ducks field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Utes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, Utah features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Oregon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 121 nationally in scoring at home.
Utah won its last outing, a 79-69 result against California on March 14. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Utah got 21 points from Jarred DuBois en route to a 79-69 victory over California on Thursday at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Oregon was an 80-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against Washington. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Tony Woods scored 19 points leading the Ducks to an 80-77 victory over Washington at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday.