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Oregon Puts Nation-High Home Streak On The Line

It has been a very long time since the Oregon Ducks have lost at home. Oregon has won 40 straight games at Matthew Knight Arena with the last home defeat coming on January 8, 2015. The Ducks are close to recording back-to-back seasons with a perfect home record and one of the few teams standing in their way is the Utah Utes on Thursday night.

Shark Bites
  • Utah is 0-6 ATS in its last 6 games against Oregon.
  • Oregon is 13-2 ATS in its last 15 games against the Pac-12.
  • Utah is 16-3-1 ATS in its last 20 games as an underdog of 9.5 or more.

Following Oregon’s loss to UCLA, coach Dana Altman decided to expand his bench and implemented a nine-man rotation instead of just seven. This paid dividends against USC, as the Ducks looked far better in the later stages of that game compared with the contest against UCLA. Dillon Brooks, who fouled out against the Trojans, has averaged 21.3 points in the past four while shooting 57.7 percent from deep.

Back-to-back wins over Washington State and Washington have kept Utah hanging around the Pac-12, but a win against Oregon is critical if the Utes want to make a late-season run. The Utes’ biggest strength is their scoring depth, with three players averaging over 13.0 ppg. Kyle Kuzma has been unstoppable this season, averaging a double-double, but he has been amazing lately with 17.6 ppg and 11.3 rpg in the past 11.

Utah Utes vs Oregon Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oregon Ducks are 22-4 so far on the season, and 15-10 ATS vs the number. The Utah Utes, meanwhile, are 17-8 and 12-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oregon go 10-15 and the Utah Utes go 12-9-2 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Oregon Ducks and the No. 35-ranked Utah Utes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Oregon's No. 86-rated squad against Utah's No. 29-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Oregon rates No. 56 in the country with 8.69 per game, while their foes tonight, the Utah Utes rank No. 186 nationally with 6.76 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Utah cruised to victory on Saturday, running Washington out of the gym and running up a 85-61 score at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Ducks got 21 points from Dillon Brooks as Oregon ran past USC 81-70 on Saturday at Galen Center.

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at Oregon State, Sunday, February 19th
Oregon at Colorado, Saturday, February 18th