The Oregon Ducks (20-6, 9-4 Pac-12) visit the Arizona State Sun Devils (17-8, 8-4) in a Thursday, 9 p.m. ET tilt at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Ariz. We analyze the Oregon-Arizona State odds and betting lines, with college basketball betting advice and tips around this matchup.
Oregon at Arizona State: Three things you need to know
1. The 16th-ranked ( USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll) Ducks have lost two consecutive road games and three of their last five away from home. A team that has averaged 75.7 points per game this season averaged just 58.0 points in the three recent road losses. Meanwhile, Arizona State owns a five-game win streak. Over that stretch, the Sun Devils have been a net plus on the board and on turnovers, while holding foes to a 43.1% accuracy mark from the floor.
2. In the season’s first head-to-head meeting, Oregon hit 12 3-pointers in a 78-69 win at home Jan. 11. The Ducks hit 12 3-pointers in that contest. They rank in the bottom half of DI teams for 3-pointers attempted, but eighth in the nation in accuracy (38.6%). Oregon, which outrebounded ASU 34-25 in that first contest, has been solid and consistent on the boards since the start of conference play.
3. The Ducks had back-to-back road losses (at Stanford, at Oregon State) to start the month of February. They led the Cardinal by 10 at one point in the second half, and led the Beavers by multiple scores through three quarters of game action. The Ducks better be careful and not get caught looking ahead to Saturday’s showdown at No. 21 Arizona.
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Oregon at Arizona State: Odds, betting lines and picks
Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 4:20 a.m. ET.
Oregon 70, Arizona State 69
AVOID. Oregon is -115. while Arizona State is -106. I’m going to PASS and focus on the Over/Under (below).
Against the Spread (ATS)
AVOID. The Ducks (-1, -110) are 6-6 ATS in road/neutral games. The Sun Devils (+1, -110) are 6-6 ATS at home. The road team is 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings between these two Pac-12 foes. Other ATS trends are as even as the road/home splits. This game figures as just about even as well.
Back the UNDER 142.5 ( -110). Both teams are coming off 80-point games with hot 3-point shooting performances. The Oregon defense is subtly trending in a positive direction, with improved rebounding and more consistency in forcing turnovers. Ducks’ games have finished Under in 3 of the last 4 and Under in 5 of the last 6 on the road. The Under is 12-7 when ASU plays a team over .500.
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