Washington State vs. Oregon - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oregon Ducks (14-3) at Washington State Cougars (10-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum)
The Line: Washington State Cougars +10 -- Over/Under: 139.5
The Oregon Ducks and Washington State Cougars meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Friel Court.
The Oregon Ducks look for a win after winning eight of their last nine games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 78.2 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Payton Pritchard is averaging 19.2 points and 4.5 rebounds while Chris Duarte is averaging 13 points and 5.4 rebounds. Will Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Mathis is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have won two of their last three road games.
The Washington State Cougars need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 71.5 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. CJ Elleby is averaging 18.4 points and 6.7 rebounds while Isaac Bonton is averaging 13.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jeff Pollard is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Aljaz Kunc is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have won five of their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Oregon Ducks are not only the better team talent wise obviously, but their 11-6 ATS record makes them an attractive option as well. The Washington State Cougars are in a bit of a funk right now, but a lot of those struggles have come on the road. At home, Washington State wins by an average of 9.9 points despite shooting just 40.3 percent from the field. Washington State has the defense to hang around in this game and should be up for it after Oregon has handed out so many beatdowns over the years. I want the home dog in this one.