Check out our free Washington State vs Oregon pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Eugene. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Washington State vs Oregon Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 1st Betting Odds

Cougars vs Ducks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Washington State Cougars at Oregon Ducks
  • Where: Eugene at Matthew Knight Arena
  • Date: Thursday, December 1st
  • Betting Odds: Washington State +4.5, WASHST +163 | ORE -203 O/U 135.5

Cougars Preview:

Washington State will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 3-2. So far, the Cougars have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. When looking at the betting lines, Washington State will be the betting underdog for the first time this season. Coming into the game, they are +4.5 point underdogs on the spread. Last season, the team went 1-6 as the betting underdog.

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Washington State’s leading scorer this season is TJ Bamba who is averaging 16.0 points per contest. So far, Bamba has accounted for 21.0% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.2 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists. Jabe Mullins is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 14.2 points per game. Between him and Mullins, they are accounting for 39.6% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Washington State this season, as they are currently ranked 175th in college basketball at 71.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cougars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 256th in the NCAA.

Ducks Preview:

The Oregon Ducks head into today’s game in what will be their 8th game of the season, posting a record of 3-4. So far this season, Oregon has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-3. The Ducks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Oregon has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1.

Leading up to game time, it will be important to keep a close watch on the injury report, as the Ducks’ top scorer and rebounder N’Faly Dante is listed as questionable on the injury report. For the season, Dante is averaging 14.8 points and 7.4 boards. If N’Faly Dante isn’t able to take the floor, look for Will Richardson to be the lead candidate to take on a larger in the offense. So far, Richardson has accounted for 16.75% of the team’s scoring at 11.33 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon this season, as they are currently ranked 165th in college basketball at 72.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Ducks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 302nd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Oregon Ducks -4.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Oregon Ducks to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4.5 point betting favorites. Although Oregon as a team is just 139th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Cougars’ defense. At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Ducks to come out on top and cover.

 


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