Oregon Ducks vs Washington Huskies Preview
Washington Huskies vs Oregon Ducks Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Oregon vs Washington battle Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena as the Ducks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Ducks bring a 17-2 record (9-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-7 Huskies, who are 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Oregon go 4-9 so far and the Huskies go 6-8.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Oregon sat as 8-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 37-ranked Ducks and the No. 72-rated Huskies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-71 win for the Ducks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oregon's No. 33-ranked scoring average of 75.9 PPG, against a Huskies defense rated No. 171 and allowing 65.8 PPG. The Ducks FG% has averaged 46% to date this season, more than the Huskies shooters have managed so far (43.6% per game).
Defensively, Washington features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.1 points per game. Oregon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 102 nationally in scoring at home.
Washington was a 74-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oregon State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Washington suffered a 74-66 loss against Oregon State on Wednesday, getting 23 points from C.J. Wilcox in a losing effort at Gill Coliseum.
In their last action, Oregon was a 68-61 winner at home against Washington State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Ducks grabbed a 68-61 win over the Cougars on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from E.J. Singler at Matthew Knight Arena.
Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Arizona are 9-1
After playing Oregon State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Stanford are 3-7
After playing Washington State are 4-6
After a win are 9-1
A few Huskies at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oregon
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oregon
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oregon's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oregon's last 10 games when playing Washington
Washington home to Arizona, Thursday, January 31
Oregon at Stanford, Wednesday, January 30