Expect a defensive battle when the Washington Huskies (14-4, 5-0 Pac-12) go head-to-head with the Oregon Ducks (11-7, 2-3 Pac-12) at Matthew Knight Arena. Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019, and can be seen on ESPN2.
Washington Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks ATS Odds
In their last game, the Ducks lost to the Arizona State Sun Devils, 78-64, while the Huskies easily got past the California Golden Bears, 71-52.
Washington played a nearly perfect game. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.553 (above their season average of 0.523) and a free throw rate of 0.404 (above their season average of 0.269). For those same stats, California was 0.314 and 0.254, respectively. Oregon, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 (above their season average of 28.8). Oregon’s Payton Pritchard had a solid performance, contributing 20 points and six rebounds. Washington was lifted by Noah Dickerson, who recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The Ducks dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the last matchup, Oregon won 72-64. Oregon had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.5 vs. 25.7). Washington, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (15-17; 88.2 percent). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Oregon ranks 291st in possessions per game (67.3) and Washington is 302nd (67.0).
Washington at Oregon ATS Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Oregon, ATS Winner – Oregon, O/U – Under
- Washington ranks 44th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while Oregon ranks 243rd (25.7).
- The Huskies rank second in blocks per game (6.7) while the Ducks rank 65th (4.0).
- Washington ranks 33rd in steals per game (8.1) while Oregon ranks 65th (7.3).
- During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 76.4 points per game (3.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 61.2 points per game (3.8 below their season average).
- The Ducks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.8, down from 7.1 for the season.