Oregon vs. Washington - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (18-13) vs. Oregon Ducks (25-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -7 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies face off on Thursday in a second round Pac-12 college basketball tournament match up.
The Oregon Ducks finished the regular season at 25-6 this season and they won their last five games to close out the season. Oregon is averaging 77.5 points per game and they are shooting 46.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. Dillon Brooks leads the Ducks averaging 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Elgin Cook is averaging 14.3 points, Tyler Dorsey is averaging 13.2 points, and Chris Boucher is averaging 12 points and 7.5 rebounds. Oregon is14-4 in the Pac-12 and 2-1 in neutral site games.
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The Washington Huskies are 18-13 this season and they landed in this game by blowing out Stanford on Wednesday. Washington is averaging 83.6 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 79.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Andrew Andrews leads the Huskies averaging 21.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 rebounds, Marquese Chriss is averaging 12.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Noah Dickerson is averaging 7.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Washington is 10-9 in the Pac-12 and 3-2 in neutral site games.
Oregon is 8-2 against the spread following a win, 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games, and 18-8 against the spread against the Pac-12. Washington is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in eight of the last 10 meetings of these two teams.
I considered making Oregon a premium pick but they have struggled with the Huskies over the years when it comes tot he number so I will take the Ducks as a free pick and really don't feel all that strong about it.