The Arizona State Sun Devils are struggling to find consistency of late, with head coach Bobby Hurley concerned of his team’s performance. The season is still long, though, and they could start to believe in themselves again if they can beat the no. 9 Oregon Ducks on the road this Thursday night. Will the Sun Devils score their biggest win to date in Eugene? Or will the Ducks add another win to their record? Going into the game NCAAB Futures price Arizona at +2,400 to win the 2020 College Basketball National Championship, while Oregon has a better shot at +1,700 to do the same.
Betting Preview for the Arizona State Sun Devils vs Oregon Ducks NCAA College Basketball Game on January 9 2020
Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene
When: Thursday, January 9, 2020, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Arizona State Sun Devils (9-5 Overall / 0-1 Conference)
The Sun Devils were torched in Tucson last Saturday by the Arizona Wildcats in a 75-47 road loss. Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley rued his team’s bad offensive showing in that game, which has become a trend for Arizona State this season. The Sun Devils went 18 for 59 from the field and 3 for 21 from behind the arc. Remy Martin, the team’s leading scorer, had 20 points with three 3-pointers, but barely got any help from his teammates. No other player scored more than eight points for Arizona State, which was also minus-14 in rebounding and committed 15 turnovers. Martin is averaging 18.1 points and 3.9 points per game, but guys like Alonzo Verge Jr, and Romello White, who combined for eight points in the loss to Arizona need to step up. Arizona State’s defense is in better shape in general. While allowing 18.1 points per game, the Sun Devils are 56th in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency, as of this writing.
Arizona State is 6-3-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games in Eugene.
Betting on the Oregon Ducks (12-3 Overall / 1-1 Conference)
The Ducks scored a 69-64 win on the road against the Utah Utes last Saturday. It’s a nice confidence-builder for the Ducks heading into their Thursday meeting with the Arizona Wildcats and the Sun Devils — both at home. Oregon is a great offensive team with an average of 78.5 points per game. The Ducks are eighth nationally with a 56.0 effective field goal percentage and seventh with a 39.9 percent shooting from deep. Their ability to stretch the floor with their outside shooting helps create driving lanes and space for their big men to operate at the post. Oregon is feeding off the experience and smarts of point guard Payton Pritchard, who leads the team in points (18.7 PPG) and assists (5.9 APG). Each of the top three top scorers for the Ducks, including Pritchard, are shooting no worse than 38.0 percent from the 3-point region.
Oregon is 2-0 ATS in its last two home games against the Sun Devils.
Oregon wins, 78-65.
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