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Washington vs. Oregon - 3/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oregon at Washington
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Alaska Airlines Arena
Seattle, WA
The Line
Washington Huskies -6 -- O/U: 124.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies meet in Pac-12 college basketball action from the Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday night.

The Oregon Ducks will look to finish strong and build on their 3-game winning streak after a 72-61 win over Washington State last time out. Paul White led the Ducks with 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 6 rebounds with a pair of steals and a pair of blocks. Payton Pritchard came 2nd with 15 points along with a team-high 7 rebounds and 3 steals while Victor Bailey Jr. added 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting with 4 threes. Will Richardson chipped in 11 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Oregon in the winning effort. Pritchard leads Oregon with an average of 12.1 points and 4.4 assists per game while Kenny Wooten leads the Ducks in rebounding with 4.5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Oregon is averaging 70.5 points per game on 44.9% shooting from the field, 34.6% from behind the arc and 72.1% from the foul line this season.

The Washington Huskies will look to build on back-to-back wins after an 81-76 overtime win over Oregon State in their last outing. David Crisp and Noah Dickerson tied for the team-high with 22 points, with Crisp shooting 7 of 9 from the floor with 4 threes while Dickerson added 17 rebounds with a pair of blocks and a pair of steals. Jaylen Nowell had 18 points with a team-high 5 assists to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Washington in the win. Matisse Thybulle added 9 points with 4 steals and a pair of blocks while Hameir Wright had 4 blocks as well in the victory. Nowell leads Washington with an average of 16.3 points and 3.2 assists per game while Dickerson leads the Huskies in rebounding with 6.9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 71.2 points per game on 46.1% shooting from the field, 35.4% from behind the arc and 70.1% from the foul line this season.

Oregon is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. Washington is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 41-15 in their last 56 conference games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Laying the points with Washington makes sense, as the Huskies are the better team and have 4 seniors on their roster including the likes of Thybulle, Crisp and Dickerson. However, the road team has had a lot of success in this matchup, and while a lot of that came when Oregon was a better team, the fact is that the first meeting was only decided by 5 points, and Oregon is in a major logjam in the Pac-12 where a win or loss could put you anywhere from 3rd to 9th in the conference, that’s how tight the conference is to end the year. I just think there’s too much riding on the result of this game for it to be a blowout, so I’ll take a shot with Oregon and the points here.

Pick:
Oregon +6

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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