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Oregon vs. Washington - 1/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington at Oregon
Date & Time Thursday January 24, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Matthew Knight Arena
Eugene, OR
The Line
Oregon Ducks -3 -- Over/Under: 134
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Washington Huskies and the Oregon Ducks meet in Pac-12 conference college basketball action from the Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday night.

The Washington Huskies will look to build on their 7-game winning streak after a 71-52 beatdown of Cal in their last outing. Dominic Green led Washington with 17 points on 5 of 11 shooting with 4 threes while Matisse Thybulle added 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting with a pair of threes, a pair of steals and 5 blocks. Noah Dickerson and David Crisp each had 12 points, with Dickerson adding 11 rebounds and a pair of steals for the double-double while Crisp shot 4 of 7 with 3 threes. Jaylen Nowell added 11 points with 9 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists to round out the scoring in double figures for Washington in the winning effort. Nowell leads Washington with an average of 16.7 points and 3.4 assists per game while Dickerson leads the Huskies in rebounding with 6.7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 72.6 points per game on 45.9% shooting from the field, 34.1% from behind the arc and 71.2% from the foul line this season.

The Oregon Ducks will look to find some consistency after splitting their last 8 games following a 78-64 road loss to Arizona State in their last outing. Payton Pritchard led the Ducks with 20 points on 5 of 12 shooting with 4 threes and team-highs of 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Louis King added 16 points with 3 threes and Paul White chipped in 12 points with a pair of triples to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Oregon in the losing effort. Pritchard leads Oregon with an average of 11.9 points and 4.5 assists per game while White leads the Ducks on the glass with 3.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Oregon is averaging 72.1 points per game on 44.3% shooting from the field, 34.8% from behind the arc and 74.2% from the foul line this season.

Washington is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the under is 35-16 in their last 51 conference games. Oregon is 13-6 in their last 19 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Washington is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I can understand Oregon being favored at home in this matchup, as the Ducks have had the bulk of the success in this matchup and have been tough to beat at home dating back to last season. However, the loss of Bol Bol really hurts the Ducks inside and has dealt a blow to Oregon as seen by their recent productivity and lack of consistency. We are simply getting points with the hotter team here and I will take them with Washington here.

Pick:
Washington +3

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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