The No. 9 Oregon Ducks (12-3, 1-1 Pac-12) welcome the No. 24 Arizona Wildcats (11-3, 1-0 Pac-12) in a matchup that pits sensational offense against tremendous defense. The game will air on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Arizona Wildcats at Oregon Ducks Betting Prediction
The last time the Wildcats played, they blew out the Arizona State Sun Devils, 75-47. The Wildcats held the Sun Devils to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.1 (below their season average of 25.4) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.331 (below their season average of 0.488). With 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting, Zeke Nnaji led Arizona in scoring.
The Ducks defeated the Utah Runnin’ Utes in their last matchup, 69-64. Oregon’s effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over Utah. The Ducks had a rate of 0.500 (below their season average of 0.565), while the Runnin’ Utes posted a mark of 0.432 (below their season average of 0.555). Payton Pritchard led Oregon in scoring with 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting from the field.
After the Ducks won both meetings against the Wildcats last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the last matchup, Oregon won 73-47. The Ducks’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Wildcats. Oregon had a rate of 4.3, while Arizona posted a mark of 21.2.
This matchup pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Oregon currently ranks seventh in offensive efficiency and Arizona ranks 27th in defensive efficiency.
Arizona Wildcats at Oregon Ducks Betting Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Arizona, O/U – Over
Arizona ranks 110th in three pointers allowed per game (21.1) while Oregon ranks 228th (25.1).
The Wildcats average 17.1 assists per game, which ranks 14th in the NCAA. The Ducks rank 87th in assists allowed per game (11.7).
Arizona ranks 37th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Oregon ranks 105th (3.5).
The Wildcats rank 82nd in rebounds per game (38.1) while the Ducks rank 96th in rebounds allowed per game (33.8).
Oregon ranks second in steals allowed per game (4.0) while Arizona ranks fourth (4.3).
The Wildcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.2, down from 19.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Ducks have scored an average of 79.4 points per game (0.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 64.6 points per game (1.8 below their season average).