The Oregon Ducks (17-8) and the Arizona State Sun Devils (8-15) face off Thursday night in a Pac-12 men’s basketball game at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe.
The match is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. MST and can be seen on ESPN and ESPN2.
Who will win the game?
Check out these picks and predictions for the contest.
Oregon is a 4.5 point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
The Ducks are at -220 on the money line and the Sun Devils at +175.
The over/under of the match is set at 137.5 points.
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Covers.com: Take Oregon to cover against Arizona State
Zachary Cohen writes: “Although Arizona State does not have a group of reliable guards, the backcourt of Oregon is the strength of the team. Will Richardson, Jacob Young and De’Vion Harmon are all capable of leaving for the Ducks in this game, with the first name on this list being the most likely.Richardson is a 43.1% shooter from outside and has the experience to go on the road and silence the ‘home team. Look for him to be big for Oregon. Richardson was just 1 for 9 from the bottom of a home loss to the Sun Devils earlier in the year, but he’s little likely to repeat that performance here. In fact, you shouldn’t count on Oregon to be as bad as the team was in the early-season loss to Arizona State. The Ducks may not be not a special offensive team, but they are much better behind the 3-point line than they were in a 4-on-22 shooting game. Oregon is also 29-16 ATS in revenge for a straight loss to an opponent under head coach Dana Altman.”
Flurry Sports: Go with Oregon to cover against ASU
Zach Brunner writes, “These two teams faced off early in the season. The result was a 69-67 overtime win on the road for Arizona State. Oregon will be looking to avenge that tonight. The Ducks have played well, with just two losses since mid-December.They’re a perfect 5-0 on the road since then as well.The Sun Devils, on the other hand, have just three wins since mid-December. Other than a triple overtime win over UCLA, there isn’t much positive to say about this team’s performance this year.The biggest difference between the two teams that will take the floor is offensive skill. , Oregon is more advanced. Arizona State is struggling to score the ball, and that will be evident in their home loss tonight.”
Winners and whiners: Oregon will cover against Arizona State
Chris King writes: “Arizona State is coming off a win, but the fact remains this has been a disastrous season for Hurley and his team in Tempe. The Sun Devils are just 4-9 in the Pac-12 and 5-6 at home Additionally, they are only 4-7 in Quad I games this season to go along with a dismal 0-5 mark in Quad II games Oregon went 5- 1 on the road this year and they’ve been playing solid basketball over the past six or seven weeks to bounce back from this slow start to the season.The Ducks know they need more wins to try and improve on that rating. NET if they hope to get a general offer in the NCAA Tournament and a loss here would reduce that number.Oregon has a rematch in mind after losing the first meeting in Eugene earlier this season.Look for the Ducks to stay warm and to achieve victory here.
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ATS.IO: Roll with Oregon against ASU
Vincent Senick writes: “Last time out, Oregon hosted the Washington State Cougars and held on for a 62-59 win. Oregon was up six at halftime, but the Cougars fought back and led midway through the second half.In the end, the Ducks regained the lead and held off a late rally in Washington.Nfaly Dante recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Devon Harmon added 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.Washington State shot 30.1% from the field, 24.2% on three, and made seven of their 11 free throws.Arizona State also played Washington State, in its last game, and came away with a 58-55 road victory.It was a close game throughout , but ASU was able to hold off the Cougars for most of the second half Jalen Graham had 14 points, four rebounds, two no his decisive ones, a steal and a block. Washington State shot 30.5 percent from the field, 30.3 percent from outside the arc, and made nine of their 10 free throws.”
Sports Chat Place: Take Oregon in the game against Arizona State
Andrew Jett writes: “I’m sticking with Oregon here. The Ducks had a bad outing recently against California, but otherwise they’ve been great the last six games. Oregon has held their opponents to 60 points or less in three of the last five outings as well. As for Arizona State, they’ve had some quality wins in their last four, but otherwise the losses have been pretty bad lately. Oregon should have advantage here and will cover if they play to their abilities.”
ESPN: Oregon has a 57.8% chance of winning
The site’s Basketball Power Index gives ASU a 42.2 percent chance of winning in the Pac-12 men’s basketball game on Thursday night.
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