The No. 1 seeded Huskies hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the No. 3 Oregon Ducks pay a visit to Alaska Airlines Arena in NIT quarter final wagering action.
But chalk bettors beware - Oregon is 8-0 ATS in their past 8 trips as an underdog.
Washington settled in as 4.5 point favorites in this NIT battle and are 5-1 ATS in their past 6 games as chalk.
The Huskies are 23-10 so far on the season, and 17-14 ATS vs. the number. The Ducks, meanwhile, are 24-9 and 18-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 15-15-1 and the Ducks go 16-14 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 44 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ducks sit at No. 116 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Huskies will win this game 80-78.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ducks is ranked No. 195 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with Washington’s No. 6 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Washington is the No. 169-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Oregon rates No. 78 at 7.2 per game.
Defensively, Oregon features the nation's No. 228-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.
Oregon was a 108-97 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iowa. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Oregon got 25 points from E.J. Singler en route to a 108-97 victory over Iowa on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.
Washington won its last outing, a 76-55 result against Northwestern on March 16. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Huskies blew out Northwestern on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 76-55 win at Alaska Airlines Arena.