College Basketball Sunday Picks: Utah Utes at (17) Oregon Ducks

Utah at (17) Oregon

Time: 8 PM CST (FS1)

Spread: ORE -12.5

Total: 136.5

Odds c/o 5dimes

The Oregon Ducks are 19-6 and 8-4 in Pac-12 play. It hosts the Utah Utes as 12.5-point favorites in NCAA basketball action Sunday at 8 PM (CST) on FS1. The over/under is set at 136.5 points according to NCAA basketball oddsmakers at 5dimes.


No. 17 Oregon most recently defeated No. 16 Colorado 68-60 to snap a two-game skid. The Ducks trail Colorado by 1/2 a game in the Pac-12 standings even so. Oregon is averaging 75.5 points per game while limiting opponents to 67.2, a differential of +8.3 points. The Ducks are led by guard Payton Prichard. Prichard is averaging 19.3 points per game in his senior season. He was good for 14.5 his sophomore season when he shot 41.3 percent from three. This season, Prichard is connecting on 38.6 percent of his triples, while also leading the team with six assists per game.

No. 2 scorer and No. 2 rebounder Chris Duarte is averaging 14 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while also shooting 36 percent from three. Shakur Juiston leads the team in boards (6.6) while averaging 7.6 points and 1.7 steals/blocks in his 28 minutes per game. The Ducks have a rangy and athletic team, and it comes up with 8.1 steals and 3.0 blocks per game as a team. The Ducks also shoot a very solid 46.4 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from three.

In the win over Colorado, Will Richardson shot 7 of 15 and 3 of 5 from three en route to 21 points and nine rebounds. Prichard shot just 5 of 13 but added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Oregon forced the Buffaloes into 18 turnovers in the game.

ATS Trends
Ducks are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games.

Ducks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

Ducks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.

Ducks are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Ducks are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games as a home favorite.

Ducks are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 home games.

Ducks are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight up win.

Ducks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Ducks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite.

Ducks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.


The Utah Utes are 14-10 and just 5-7 in Pac-12 play. Utah trails Colorado by 3.5 games and is unlikely to come anywhere near making up that difference. The Utes have lost three of its last five overall while having managed to beat Stanford and California over that span.

Utah averages 71.5 points per game while holding opponents to 69.5, giving it a +2.0 point differential. The Utes assist 14.3 field goals per game, which ranks just No. 110 in the nation.

Utah is led by its forward, Timmy Allen. Allen averages 17.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.6 steals/blocks while shooting 43.7 percent from the floor (but just 22 percent from behind the arc). The starting backcourt of Both Gach and Rylan Jones combines to average 20.7 points and 7.5 assists per game. The Utes get a big defensive boost from center Branden Carlson. He averages 1.3 blocks per game and does it in just 19.4 minutes a game, as Utah tends to roll with small lineups quite often.

The Utes are faring relatively decent but will have to bank on making a run in the Pac-12 tournament and get some momentum going before that point. It has struggled with consistency thus far.

ATS Trends

Utes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Utes are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog.

Utes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games.

Utes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
Utes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Utes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
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