South For Winter
Oregon is 3-2 in Pac 12 play and they are coming off a win in their last game facing Arizona State on the road.
They can sweep their Arizona road trip with a win in this game on Saturday afternoon, but that will not be easy against a Wildcats’ team that is 3-1 in conference play and has won 2 straight.
Oregon Ducks (12-5) at Arizona Wildcats (12-5)
When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, January 14, 2012
Where: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
Oregon vs. Arizona Betting Lines from Bovada.lv
Spread: Arizona -9
*NCAAB ATS Matchup Report*
Jesse Perry (12.2 ppg) is the leading scorer for the Wildcats and he is also averaging 7.2 rpg. He leads 4 players that average in double digits for Arizona, so Oregon has to play good all around D to win this game.
In terms of offensive stats these 2 teams are pretty event, but one key will be on the glass. Oregon only ranks 241st in the nation in rebounds per game and Arizona ranks 126th.
Neither of these guys have a lot of height and if they are dominated in the paint the Ducks may be in trouble.
Devoe Joseph (15.1 ppg) is the leading scorer for Oregon and in the Pac 12 games so far, as he goes the team goes. In the 3 wins he has scored an average of just over 20 ppg and in the 2 losses he has scored an average of 9 ppg.
He will need to have a good game and also get some help from Singler (12.6 ppg) and Garrett Sim (11.9 ppg).
Joseph has to knock down some 3′s in this game and for the season he is hitting on 44.3% of his 3-point shots. In the 3 conference wins he is 11/16 from deep and in the 2 losses is 2/11.
Last season Arizona won both of their games against Oregon.
This season Oregon is 5-9 ATS with an O/U record of 5-9 and Arizona is 8-8 ATS with an O/U record of 7-9.
In some betting trends for this Pac 12 match up Oregon is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
- 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against teams with a winning record, and have an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
- Arizona is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- They have an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
Pick: Have to go with the Wildcats in this game, as I think they will play good D on Joseph and they have too many offensive weapons for the Ducks to deal with.