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Washington State vs. Oregon - 3/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oregon at Washington State
Date & Time Wednesday March 6, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum
Pullman, WA
The Line
Oregon Ducks -6.5 -- O/U: 142.5
TV Channel
FS-1
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NCAA BB | Oregon at Washington State
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The Oregon Ducks and the Washington State Cougars meet in Pac-12 college basketball action from the Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on Wednesday night.

The Oregon Ducks will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 73-47 win over Arizona last time out. Louis King led the Ducks with 14 points along with a team-high 7 rebounds and 4 steals while Payton Pritchard and Will Richardson each had 12 points. Pritchard added 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists while Richardson shot 5 of 7 from the floor. Francis Okoro added 10 points with 7 rebounds to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for Oregon in the win. Pritchard leads Oregon with an average of 12 points and 4.3 assists per game while Kenny Wooten leads the Ducks on the glass with 4.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Oregon is averaging 70.4 points per game on 44.7% shooting from the field, 34.1% from behind the arc and 72.7% from the foul line this season.

The Washington State Cougars will look to snap a 3-game losing streak after a 76-69 loss to Cal last time out. CJ Elleby led the Cougars with 20 points on 7 of 20 shooting with 4 threes, 10 rebounds and a team-high 7 assists for the double-double while Robert Franks added 18 points on 6 of 15 shooting with 4 threes, a team-high 12 rebounds and 5 assists for a double-double as the only other double-digit scorer for Washington State in the losing effort. Franks leads Washington State in scoring with 21.8 points per game while Elleby leads the Cougars with 6.9 rebounds and 3 assists per game this season. As a team, Washington State is averaging 76 points per game on 45.3% shooting from the field, 36.8% from behind the arc and 75.1% from the foul line this season.

Oregon is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Washington State is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 15-5 in their last 20 home games. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams at Washington State.

I’m not trying to lay points on the road with Oregon, as the Ducks have lost their last 4 road games, 3 of which came by 17+ points. However, the Ducks were darn impressive in their last couple of outings, beating the crap out of Arizona and Arizona State. Washington State has been good at home, but the Cougars have lost 4 of their last 5 home games and have already lost to Oregon by 20 points this season. I just don’t trust Washington State, so it’s Oregon or nothing for me in this game.

Pick:
Oregon -6.5

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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