It has been 12 long years since the Washington State Cougars put on their dancing shoes. From 2007 and 2008 Wazzu was in its glory years for NCAA basketball championship odds. Namely Head coach Tony Bennett led the Cougs to the only back to back NCAA Tournament seasons in program history. As a result of this futility, Kyle Smith arrives from San Francisco where he led the Dons to three straight 20-plus win seasons. Oregon has no such problems. The Ducks are in their own years of glory with head coach Dana Altman. Including a Final Four in 2017.
Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars
|Date and Time:||Thursday, January 16, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Friel Court, Pullman, Washington|
|Oregon vs. Washington State TV Coverage:||FS1|
|Oregon vs. Wazzu NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars Overview
Now is the time for being an Oregon basketball fan. Consider Altman has led The O to six Big Dance appearances in the last seven seasons. Oregon has an online wagering record of 14-3 straight up, 11-6 against the spread and 12-4 over the total. Altman’s Ducks have national metrics of 42nd for scoring offense and 130th for points allowed.
Washington State is 10-7 straight up, 6-10-1 on the board, and 10-7 over the total. Overall the Cougars rank 186th for scoring offense and 126th for points allowed. Wazzu has failed to get the money in four of their last five games. Further, the Cougs have gone over the total in five of their last seven outings.
Key Ducks: G Payton Pritchard (19.2 PTS, 4.5 REB, 5.9 AST, 48.7 FGPCT, 76.0 FTPCT, 40.0 3PPCT), G Chris Duarte (13.0 PTS, 5.4 REB, 45.3 FGPCT, 81.4 FTPCT, 37.5 3PPCT), G Will Richardson (10.6 PTS, 3.6 REB, 2.7 AST, 48.1 FGPCT, 86.1 FTPCT, 51.3 3PPCT)
Key Cougars: F CJ Elleby (18.4 PTS, 6.7 REB, 40.9 FGPCT, 81.0 FTPCT, 30.6 3PPCT), G Isaac Bonton (13.5 PTS, 4.1 REB, 3.2 AST, 32.8 FGPCT, 73.9 FTPCT, 30.3 3PPCT), F Jeff Pollard (9.5 PTS, 4.7 REB, 54.2 FGPCT, 78.0 FTPCT, 30.3 3PPCT)
Oregon and Washington State Against the Spread
The Ducks are:
- 16-4 against the spread in their last 20 games as a favorite
- 6-2-1 over the total as a chalk
- 5-6 on the board in their last 11 away games
- 3-6 under the total when on the road
- 11-5 vs. the odds in their last 16 games at Washington State
- 5-2 over the total on the road against the Cougars
The Cougars are:
- 3-8 vs. the number in their last 11 home games
- 7-5 over the total on their home court
- 3-10 against the spread as a dog
- 3-5 under the total when getting points
- 7-13 on the board in their head to head series with Oregon
- 1-5 under the total in their last six games with the Ducks
Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
In this situation, Wazzu can’t compare for NCAA basketball championship odds. Oregon’s depth and the full-court game should wear down the Cougs as the game progresses. As was previously noted Washington State has poor value in all aspects of this matchup.
Oregon vs. Washington State NCAA Betting Online Pick: Oregon Ducks
Oregon vs. Washington State NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Ducks 91, Cougars 61