Washington vs. Oregon
|Date & Time||Saturday March 16, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line: Washington +1.5 -- Over/Under: 121.5
The Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks meet Saturday in the college basketball Pac-12 Championship at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Oregon Ducks look for one more victory after escaping the Arizona State Sun Devils in overtime. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 70.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Louis King is averaging 12.4 points and 1.3 assists while Payton Pritchard is averaging 12.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Paul White is the third double-digit scorer and Victor Bailey Jr. is grabbing two rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have won six of their last 10 non-home games.
The Washington Huskies look for another victory after beating the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday. The Washington Huskies are averaging 70.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Jaylen Nowell is averaging 16.5 points and 3.1 assists while David Crisp is averaging 12.8 points and 2.3 rebounds. Noah Dickerson is the third double-digit scorer and Matisse Thybulle is dishing 2.2 assists. The Washington Huskies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Huskies have won five of their last seven non-home games.
The Ducks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Ducks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The under is 20-8 in Ducks last 28 overall. The under is 52-25 in Huskies last 77 overall.
I'm concerned about the Oregon Ducks conditioning, as this will be their fourth game in four days, and they're fresh off an overtime contest that included a couple of their players limping off the court. The Washington Huskies have been the best team in the Pac-12 all season long and it's not that close. With that said, Oregon just dominated Washington last week, holding the Huskies to just 47 points on 33.3 percent shooting. Oregon also needs this game to clinch a spot in the big dance, while Washington is already in it. I give the edge to the Ducks, assuming their players are recovered from last nights contest.