The Arizona Wildcats (11-3, 1-0 Pac-12) and Oregon Ducks (12-3, 1-1 Pac-12) lock horns at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene at 9 p.m. ET Thursday. We analyze the Arizona-Oregon odds and betting lines, while providing college basketball betting tips and advice on this matchup.
The Ducks are ranked ninth in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll. The Wildcats are ranked 24th.
Arizona at Oregon: Three things you need to know
1. Arizona ranks eighth in the nation with 83.1 points per game (PPG) and 10th in field-goal percentage at 49.1. Defensively, the Wildcats have held the opposition to a 36.9 field-goal percentage, ranking 12th in the country.
2. Oregon isn’t as prolific offensively, ranking 41st in the country with 78.5 PPG. However, the Ducks are 11th in field-goal percentage (49.0) and seventh in 3-point percentage (39.9).
3. G Payton Pritchard does it all, leading Oregon in points (18.7) and assists (5.9). For Arizona, it’s F Zeke Nnaji, who leads in points (16.6), rebounds (8.1), field-goal percentage (69.1) and blocked shots (1.1).
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Arizona at Oregon: Odds, betting lines and picks
Oregon 81, Arizona 75
Back OREGON (-161) to win outright at home. There’s better value on the spread, but this is still a fine play with a $10 bet returning a profit of $6.20.
Against the Spread (ATS)
OREGON (-3, -110) is the play on home court, and Arizona (+3, -110) can be a little suspect on defense. The Wildcats are also 1-8 ATS in the past nine games on the road, and just 2-6 ATS in the past eight games overall.
For the Ducks, they’re 22-4 ATS in the past 26 games overall, and 25-10 ATS in the past 35 games at home, while going 20-6 ATS in the past 26 against winning teams. Oregon is a slam-dunk play, so enjoy!
OVER 142.5 (-110) is worth a look, as both of these teams have tremendous stars who can score the basketball early and often.
The Over is also 6-2 in Arizona’s past eight against winning teams, while hitting in four of the past five at home for Oregon. The Over is also 8-2-1 in the past 11 overall for the Ducks, and 6-2 in the past eight against winning sides.
Oregon and the Over makes for a nice little parlay.
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