Washington vs. Oregon - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (19-11) at Washington Huskies (20-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Alaska Airlines Arena.
The Oregon Ducks could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 78.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Payton Pritchard is averaging 14.6 points and five assists while Elijah Brown is averaging 13.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Troy Brown is the third double-digit scorer and MiKyle McIntosh is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have lost four straight road games.
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The Washington Huskies also need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Huskies are averaging 74.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Jaylen Nowell is averaging 16.3 points and 2.6 assists while Noah Dickerson is averaging 15 points and 8.5 rebounds. David Crisp is the third double-digit scorer and Matisse Thybulle is dishing 2.6 assists. The Washington Huskies are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Huskies have won five of their last six home games.
The Ducks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 15-6 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games and 29-14 ATS in their last 43 vs. Pacific-12. The Huskies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Ducks are 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Washington, the underdog is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Oregon Ducks have won five straight meetings against the Washington Huskies and are obviously the better team here overall. However, Oregon isn't good on the road, allowing nearly 48 percent shooting, 43.4 percent shooting from deep and losing four straight. The Washington Huskies have shown potential at times this season and can be a handful when that zone defense is dialed in. Senior night and a chance to end the season on a high note, this is a more than winnable game for the Washington Huskies. I'll take the free bucket.