Oregon vs. Arizona college basketball fearless prediction and game preview.
Oregon vs. Arizona Broadcast
Date: Saturday, February 22
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
Oregon (20-7) vs. Arizona (19-7) Game Preview
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Why Oregon Will Win
The Ducks haven’t been consistent over the last few weeks, but the defense is still strong, and still been able to come up with a whole lot of takeaways.
To pull this off on the road, through, they’ve got to get hot from three early on. They’re 10-0 when they shoot better than 40% from three – they lead the Pac-12 from the outside.
Arizona’s defense is solid, but lately it’s been having issues stopping too much inside and out, allowing teams to hit 41% or better overall in four of the last five games. It all starts from being able to force turnovers to get the O going, but …
Why Arizona Will Win
The Wildcats don’t turn the ball over.
They’re fantastic at coming up with the extra pass, they’re air-tight in the backcourt, and they find ways to get to the line and make the most of all their scoring chances.
Yes, Oregon is amazing from three, and yes, Arizona has had issues guarding from the field over the last few games, but it only allowed one team – the loss to UCLA – to connect from better than 38% from beyond the arc in the last six games.
What’s Going To Happen
These two played a thriller the first time – Oregon got by Arizona in overtime 74-73 – but here comes the revenge. The home side will move the ball too well, avoid Oregon’s pressure, and pull off its seventh win in eight games.
The Ducks have lost their last three road games. Make it four in a row.
Oregon vs. Arizona Prediction, Line
Must See Rating: 4
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