Washington Huskies (17-7) at Oregon State Beavers (12-11)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 10, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -4 -- Over/Under: 138.5
The Washington Huskies will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Washington Huskies had their 4-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 17-7 (7-4 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Oregon Ducks, 65-40, this past Thursday. Washington couldn’t get anything going on the offensive end against the Ducks and couldn’t fight back after Oregon took a 48-32 lead with 9:01 left in the 2nd half. Washington shot just 27.8% from the field and 17.6% (3-17) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Huskies was Noah Dickerson who had a double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and a steal. On the season, Washington is averaging 74.5 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Huskies are averaging 6.5 three-pointers per game on 34.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Washington has been led by Jaylen Nowell (16.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.3 spg), Noah Dickerson (15.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg), David Crisp (11.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.4 spg), and Matisse Thybulle (10.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 3.0 spg, 1.5 spg). Defensively, Washington is allowing their opponents to an average of 72.3 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Huskies have a rebound margin of -1.3 and a turnover margin of 1.7.
The Oregon State Beavers snapped their 4-game losing streak and improved to 12-11 (4-7 Big 12) on the season after defeating the Washington State Cougars, 94-62, this past Thursday. Oregon State used a 13-0 run at the end of the 1st half to take a 37-24 lead and easily cruised to victory after taking a 81-54 lead with just 5:32 left in regulation. Oregon State shot 56.9% from the field and 43.8% (7-16) from beyond the arc in the win. Leading the way for the Beavers was Drew Eubanks who had a double-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, and a steal. On the season, Oregon State is averaging 73.3 ppg on 46.7% shooting from the field. The Beavers are averaging 5.8 three-pointers per game on 32.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State has been led by Tres Tinkle (18.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.5 spg), Stephen Thompson Jr. (16.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.7 spg), Drew Eubanks (12.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.9 bpg), and Ethan Thompson (9.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.4 apg). Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average of 69.0 ppg on 42.1% shooting from the field. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 3.8 and a turnover margin of -0.4.
The Huskies are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Pac-12 opponents and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Beavers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Washington has won 5 of their last 8 games and have been a balanced team as the Huskies currently rank T-160th in scoring offense, 172nd in scoring defense, and 14th in turnover margin. Oregon State struggled in their recent 3-game road trip, however, the Beavers have some great offensive weapons in Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr., and Drew Eubanks and come into this game ranked 98th in scoring defense and 89th in defensive FG%. Oregon State is 10-3 at home, however, this Washington team is better than what we just saw against Oregon and as I think the Huskies defense will be able to create some turnovers in this one, I’m taking the Huskies and the points.