Washington State at Oregon
|Date & Time||Sunday January 27, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Matthew Knight Arena
Oregon Ducks -14 -- Over/Under: 146
The Washington State Cougars will travel to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Oregon Ducks this Sunday night in College Basketball action.
The Washington State Cougars lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 8-11 (1-5 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Oregon State Beavers, 90-77, this past Thursday. Washington State struggled defensively, especially on the boards, and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 67-51 margin with 14:28 left in regulation. Washington State allowed Oregon State to shoot 52.3% from the field and was outrebounded by a 39-24 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Cougars was CJ Elleby who had 21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, Washington State is averaging 78.5 ppg on 46.1% shooting from the field. The Cougars are averaging 9.3 three-pointers per game on 35.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Washington State has been led by Robert Franks (21.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.8 apg), CJ Elleby (16.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.0 spg), Ahmed Ali (7.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.9 apg), and Viont’e Daniels (7.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.3 apg).
Defensively, Washington State is allowing their opponents to average 77.9 ppg on 46.6% shooting from the field. The Cougars have a rebound margin of -2.6 and a turnover margin of 0.4.
The Oregon Ducks lost their 2nd consecutive game and dropped to 11-8 (2-4 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Washington Huskies, 61-56, this past Thursday night. Oregon used a 14-0 run late in the 2nd half to take a 56-51 lead with just 2:33 left in regulation, however, couldn’t hold on for the victory after Washington closed out the game on a 10-0 run. Oregon allowed Washington to shoot 55.0% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Ducks was Louis King who had 19 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist.
On the season, Oregon is averaging 71.2 ppg on 44.3% shooting from the field. The Ducks are averaging 7.6 three-pointers per game on 35.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon has been led by Bol Bol (21.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 2.7 bpg), Payton Pritchard (11.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.5 spg), Louis King (11.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg), and Paul White (10.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.4 apg). The Ducks will be without Bol Bol for the remainder of the season due to a foot injury.
Defensively, Oregon is holding their opponents to an average of 64.7 ppg on 40.5% shooting from the field. The Ducks have a rebound margin of 1.7 and a turnover margin of 1.6.
The Cougars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Ducks are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. Pac-12 opponents and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Washington State has lost 8 of their last 9 games and although they have a decent offense that ranks 66th in scoring offense, the Cougars defense has really struggled as they currently rank just 310th in scoring defense & 308th in defensive FG%. Oregon has lost 4 of their last 6 games and although their defense is solid as it ranks 31st in scoring defense & 44th in defensive FG%, the offense has struggled without Bol Bol as the Ducks currently rank just 237th in scoring offense.
Oregon is still a decent team and Matthew Knight Arena is a tough place to play, however, I think the Washington State offense will be able to do some damage agianst the Ducks and I just think this is too many points for Oregon to be able to cover. I’m taking Washington State and the points in this one.