Looking to win big? The Ducks and Runnin’ Utes face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN. The Runnin’ Utes are hosting the game at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT. This Pac-12 conference matchup has an over/under of 152.5 points, and the Runnin’ Utes are favored to win at home vs. the Ducks.

OREGON DUCKS VS UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Runnin’ Utes -5.5

This game will be played at Jon M. Huntsman Center at 3:00 ET on Sunday, January 21st.

WHY BET THE UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Runnin’ Utes.
  • Not only will Utah pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does Oregon Have What it Takes on the Road?

Coming off a loss to Colorado, Oregon will look to bounce back as they head on the road to take on Utah. So far this season, the Ducks have gone 13-4, including a 5-1 record in Pac-12 play.

As the underdog, Oregon has gone 2-2 this season, and they are currently 3-2 on the road. Over their last 10 road games, the Ducks have gone 4-6, and their average scoring margin on the road is -3.2 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Oregon has gone 3-1 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is just 2-3 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Oregon games is 9-7 and today’s line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.8). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 160 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Oregon offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Colorado. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.4%, and they made 8 threes. In terms of offense, the Ducks have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 84th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 59th in percentage and 129th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Ducks’ defense is ranked 176th in the country at 72.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oregon’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.0% this season.

Will Utah Find a Way to Win at Home?

Utah has been dominant at home this season, going 11-2 with an average scoring margin of +16.9 points per game. They have won nine straight games at home and are 11-3 when favored this season.

The Runnin’ Utes are 13-5 overall, and they are coming off a 74-47 win over Oregon State. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1.

As the favorite, Utah’s ATS record this season is 8-6. At home, their ATS mark is 8-5 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Utah’s over/under record this year is 7-9-2, and the average scoring total in their games is 149.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (145.8). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, and their OU record in those games is 0-3.

Against Oregon State, the Utah had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 80.1 points per game. They scored 74 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44.3% in the game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Runnin’ Utes offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.9 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

Coming into today’s game, the Utah defense is giving up an average of 69.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. Oregon. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.7%.