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College Basketball Matchup - Utah Utes Oregon Ducks Odds Preview

Oregon DucksUtah Utes
12-0January 02, 2014, 08:00 | Jon M. Huntsman Center11-1

The Utah Utes will hit the floor running against the visiting Oregon Ducks Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Utes are 11-1 so far on the season, and 6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Ducks, meanwhile, are 12-0 and 7-2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 3-4 and the Ducks go 9-1 on the totals.

View Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -4-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Utes rated this week at No. 49 and the Ducks sitting at No. 12.

Oregon was a 97-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Morgan State. They failed to cover the 24.5-point spread as favorites. Oregon cruised to victory on Sunday, running Morgan State out of the gym and running up a 97-76 score at Matthew Knight Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 3 nationally ranked offense (87.42 points per game) against a Ducks defense that sits as the No. 210 at 74.75 PPG. The Utes have been averaging 54.18% from the field, more than the Ducks have managed so far this season (51.35% on average).

A few Ducks at Utes trends to consider:
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oregon's last 7 games
Oregon is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Oregon is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oregon
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing Oregon

Next up:
Oregon at Colorado, Sunday, January 5th
Utah at Oregon State, Saturday, January 4th