Washington State vs. Oregon - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (12-4) at Washington State Cougars (8-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington State Cougars and the Oregon Ducks face off on Saturday at Beasley Coliseum in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Washington State Cougars are 8-7 this season but they have won four of their last five games. Washington State is averaging 71.1 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.1 percent. DaVonte Lacy leads the Cougars averaging 17.1 points per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 14.9 points and 11 rebounds, Ike Iroegbu is averaging 9.0 points, and Ny Redding and Que Johnson are each averaging 6.3 points. Washington State is 4-1 at home this season.
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The Oregon Ducks are 12-4 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. Oregon is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Joseph Young is averaging 19.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Dillon Brooks is averaging 13.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, Elgin Cook is averaging 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Jalili Abdul-Bassit is averaging 7.4 points. Oregon is 1-0 on the road this season.
Washington State is 3-0-1 against the spread following a win, 3-0-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. Oregon is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, 9-4-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games. The home team has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
Washington State is playing well enough that getting them as a home dog is a nice value.