Oregon Ducks (18-12) vs. Washington Huskies (24-6)
NCAA BB: Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10 pm (Hec Edmundson Pavilion at the University of Washington)
Line and Odds: Oregon + 4.5 — Over/Under: 125.5
NCAA BB Picks and Parlays Washington Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks
The Ducks look to play spoiler on the road against the Huskies in both teams’ final regular season games.
The Oregon Ducks are winners of three straight, and two of those three wins were against pretty good teams such as Arizona State in an impressive 79-51 victory a few weeks ago. For Oregon to make it four straight wins, they need to get to the free throw line often and dominate the boards. The Ducks already have an advantage in total rebounding and free throw shooting percentage compared to their PAC 12 opponent Washington. Oregon and Washington are nearly identical in every defensive category. However, Oregon has a slight edge in most of the defensive categories. They will need to defend well and force turnovers in this match.
Oregon has history on their side as they have won two of the last three games against Washington. They also produce more assists than their Washington counterpart. Center Bol Bol is the anchorman for this team. He averages 21 points a game, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks. He leads the team in those three categories. He is not showing up on the injury report, so the team will surely appreciate his services if he plays. One has to wonder what could have been had he been healthier this season.
Washington has won five out of their last six and are coming off a six point win against Oregon State. Washington has been the better shooting team by a slight margin. Washington is especially better in scoring and field goal percentage while at home. Although, Bol Bol’s reemergence for Oregon could affect whether those statistics will matter as much when the game starts.
One of the keys for Washington will be in their ability to put the clamps on defense while at home. They are substantially a better team defensively at home than on the road. The first place team in the PAC 12 holds teams to only 61.28 points while at home. The team’s top leading scorers in Jaylen Nowell, David Crisp, and Noah Dickerson will look to continue their fine play. The three along with Matisse Thybulle also rank on the top of the team in assists and rebounds. If the group performs and spreads the ball around, they should be able to put themselves in good position to grab another win in the PAC 12.
Cover The Spread 365 NCAA BB Betting Trends:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon’s last 6 road games.
Washington is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Oregon is 2-4 in their last 6 road games.
Washington is 4-1 ATS at home in their last 5 games.
Washington is 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington’s last 10 games.
FREE NCAA BB Expert Picks Oregon Ducks vs. Washington Huskies
Washington has been one of the best teams in the country during this year. This is a good opportunity for them to continue building momentum for March Madness coming up. Oregon is a solid squad and they surely won’t make it easy for Washington. I am obviously leaning towards taking Washington to ultimately win at home, but Oregon will keep this thing close. The line is big enough to feel comfortable taking a road dog to cover the spread. I’ll take Oregon and the points in this one.
PICK: Oregon + 4.5