The Oregon Ducks (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12) and Washington State Cougars (10-7, 1-3 Pac-12) square off at Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum in Pullman at 9 p.m. ET Thursday. We analyze the Oregon-Washington State odds and betting lines, while providing college basketball betting tips and advice on this matchup.
The Ducks are ranked eighth in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll.
Oregon at Washington State: Three things you need to know
1. Oregon heads into this one ranked 40th in the nation with 78.2 points per game (PPG), while ranking 12th overall in field-goal percentage (48.4). They’re also 10th in the country in 3-point shooting percentage (39.4).
2. Ducks G Payton Pritchard continues to tear it up, rolling up 19.2 PPG, 5.9 assists per game (APG) and 1.8 steals per contest to lead the team. For the Cougars, F CJ Elleby is their stud with 18.4 PPG, 6.7 rebounds per game (RPG) and 1.8 steals per game (SPG).
3. Washington State is horrible on offense, ranking 333rd in the nation in field-goal percentage (39.7) and 316th in 3-point shooting percentage (29.6).
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Oregon at Washington State: Odds, betting lines and picks
Oregon 86, Washington State 69
The Ducks (-500) are heavy road favorites, but there’s no sense in placing a bet here as a $10 wager on Oregon to win outright will return a profit of just $2. It’s not worth even the minimal risk. PASS and look to the spread.
Against the Spread (ATS)
OREGON (-9.5, -106) is the play on the road despite the fact they’re laying nearly double digits. The Ducks have covered the spread in 12 of their past 14 games on the road, and they’re 22-6 ATS in the past 28 games overall. The favorite has also hit in five of the past seven in this series, so the arrow points squarely at the Ducks.
On the flip side, Washington State (+9.5, -115) is 1-4 ATS in the past five games overall, and just 3-10 ATS in the past 13 as a dog. The Cougars are also 4-10 ATS in the previous 14 against teams with a winning overall mark.
OVER 139.5 (-110) looks awfully tasty in this one. The Ducks have a high-octane offense capable of throwing up some serious points. The Cougars, they’re the concern here, as they’re pretty pathetic shooting the rock. However, in a potential blowout, they should get some garbage points late against reserves.
The Over is 12-3-1 in Oregon’s last 16 games overall, and 5-1-1 in their past seven on the road. The Over is 5-2 in Wazzu’s past seven overall, too.
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