Washington St. Cougars vs. Oregon Ducks
The Washington State Cougars and the Oregon Ducks face off on Sunday in Pac-12 college basketball action. The Ducks are -6.5 point favorites over the Cougars.
The Washington State Cougars have lost three games in a row and they are 1-6 in Pac-12 play this season. WSU is 6-4 at home this season and their lone conference win came at home against Utah. DaVonte Lacy is averaging 17.7 points per game to lead the Cougars. Que Johnson is averaging 10.8 points, D.J Shelton is averaging 8.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, and Royce Woolridge is averaging 8.8 points. Washington State is averaging 63 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.7 points and their opponents shoot 44.3 percent. Washington State is in last place in the Pac-12 standings.
The Oregon Ducks have lost five games in a row and after approaching a top 10 ranking they are looking like they may not even make the NCAA Tournament. Oregon is 4-3 away from home and 1-5 overall in Pac-12 play. Joseph Young leads the Ducks in scoring averaging 18 points per game. Mike Moser is averaging 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds, Jason Calliste is averaging 11.3 points, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 11 points. Oregon is averaging 86.8 points and they are shooting 48.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 77.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Oregon’s defense has simply disappeared over the past several weeks.
Washington State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 2-5 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Oregon is 6-18-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four road games, and 2-6-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
Oregon has been awful of late but they have an opponent here who they can beat by just outscoring and they should be able to do that.
Oregon Ducks -6.5 Washington St. Cougars