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Oregon State vs. Washington - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington at Oregon State
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Gill Coliseum
Corvallis, OR
The Line
Oregon State Beavers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 135
TV Channel
Pac-12 Networks
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The Washington Huskies will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Washington Huskies won their 8th straight game and improved to 15-4 (6-0 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Oregon Ducks, 61-56, this past Thursday night. Washington allowed Oregon to go on a 14-0 run late in the 2nd half which gave the Ducks a 56-51 lead with 2:33 left in regulation, however, the Huskies were able to fight back late and remained perfect in conference play after finishing the game on a 10-0 run. Washington shot 55.0% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was Jaylen Nowell who had 20 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and a steal.

On the season, Washington is averaging 72.0 ppg on 46.3% shooting from the field. The Huskies are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 34.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Washington has been led by Jaylen Nowell (16.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.1 spg), Noah Dickerson (13.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.2 spg), David Crisp (11.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg), and Matisse Thybulle (9.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 2.7 spg, 2.3 bpg).

Defensively, Washington is holding their opponents to an average of 64.5 ppg on 39.8% shooting from the field. The Huskies have a rebound margin of 0.1 and a turnover margin of 1.7.

The Oregon State Beavers snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 12-6 (4-2 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Washington State Cougars, 90-77, this past Thursday night.  Oregon State had their way on the offensive end of the ball against the Cougars and had no trouble securing the victory after they went into halftime with a 52-36 lead. Oregon State shot 52.3% from the field and outrebounded Washington State by a 39-24 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Beavers was Stephen Thompson Jr. who had 22 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, Oregon State is averaging 74.6 ppg on 47.0% shooting from the field. The Beavers are averaging 7.0 three-pointers per game on 32.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State has been led by Tres Tinkle (20.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.8 spg), Stephen Thompson Jr. (15.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.6 spg), Ethan Thompson (13.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.1 spg), and Kylor Kelley (7.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.9 bpg).

Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average of 67.8 ppg on 40.1% shooting from the field. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 5.3 and a turnover margin of -1.4.

The Huskies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Beavers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.

Washington continues to pile on Pac-12 wins and although their offense doesn’t put up a lot of points as they rank just T-219th in scoring offense, they have one of the better defenses in the country as they rank 30th in scoring defense, 22nd in defensive FG%, and 2nd in blocks per game. Oregon State has won 5 of their last 7 games and has been solid on both ends of the court as they rank 66th in FG%, 92nd in scoring defense, and 33rd in defensive FG%.

I’m a big fan of this Oregon State team, however, Washington’s defense is legit and certainly have the talent and athleticism to match-up with Oregon’s top players. I think this is going to be a close game however, as Washington has been solid ATS on the road as of late and have more depth than the Beavers, I’m the Huskies and the points in this one.

Pick:
Washington Huskies +1.5

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