Oregon vs. Washington - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (17-6) at Oregon Ducks (15-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Matthew Knight Arena.
The Washington Huskies look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Washington Huskies are averaging 76 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jaylen Nowell is averaging 16.5 points and 2.6 assists while Noah Dickerson is averaging 15 points and 8.1 rebounds. David Crisp is the third double-digit scorer and Matisse Thybulle is dishing 2.7 assists. The Washington Huskies are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Huskies have won four of their last six road games.
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The Oregon Ducks need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 79.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Payton Pritchard is averaging 14.3 points and 4.5 assists while Elijah Brown is averaging 13.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. Troy Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Paul White is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Huskies are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ducks are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games, 25-12 ATS in their last 37 vs. Pacific-12 and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games. The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oregon, 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Oregon Ducks are too hit or miss for my taste and continue to struggle with their defense. The Washington Huskies are playing their best basketball of the season right now, which includes allowing 66.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting in their last five games. The cnfidence is flowing for Washington and that zone defense is working. Oregon will have to make a lot of outside shots in this game. I think we're getting free points with the better team. Give me the Washington Huskies and the buckets.