A seven-game home winning streak is on the line for the No. 17 Arizona Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Pac-12) when they clash with the Oregon Ducks (12-5, 2-2 Pac-12) at McKale Memorial Center. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
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In the Ducks last matchup, they were victorious over the No. 11 Arizona State Sun Devils, 76-72. With 12 points and 13 rebounds, Oregon’s MiKyle McIntosh played well. The Ducks had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 (above their season average of 32.0) and had a turnover percentage of 12.3 (better than their season average of 15.8).
The Wildcats will look to keep it rolling after topping the Oregon State Beavers in their last outing, 62-53. Arizona was led by Deandre Ayton, who finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Arizona dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.226 (below their season average of 0.301) and a turnover percentage of 16.7 (worse than their season average of 14.7). For those same stats, Oregon State was 0.054 and 20.1, respectively.
This meeting figures to be a high-scoring affair as two of the NCAA’s premier offenses clash. Arizona currently ranks 17th with 118.3 points per 100 possessions and Oregon is 59th (113.2).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the last matchup, the Wildcats won 83-80. Arizona’s 0.640 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Oregon, who had a rate of 0.483.
Oregon Ducks at Arizona Wildcats Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oregon, ATS Winner – Oregon, O/U – Over
- The Wildcats are 16th in the NCAA with 30.6 rebounds allowed per game while the Ducks are 48th with 32.2 rebounds allowed per game.
- Oregon ranks 50th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Arizona ranks 73rd (6.0).
- Oregon ranks 42nd in three pointers attempted per game (25.9) while Arizona ranks 229th (18.8).
- The Ducks rank 28th in assists allowed per game (10.9) while the Wildcats rank 118th (13.3).
- Oregon is eighth in the NCAA with 2.1 blocks allowed per game while Arizona is 51st with 2.9 blocks allowed per game.
- The Wildcats average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.8, down from 10.9 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Ducks have scored an average of 73.8 points per game (7.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.6 points per game (1.2 above their season average).