With the home team winning each of the last five meetings between No. 13 Oregon and unranked Washington, clearly, the Ducks will be looking for some ‘home cooking’ when they take on a Huskies team that is struggling in a big way right now. With Oregon looking like a virtual lock to get the win, let’s find out if they can cover the spread as well. Get the latest NCAAB online betting odds for this game.
Washington Huskies vs Oregon Ducks Free NCAA Basketball Picks
When: Sunday, February 28, 8:30 PM
Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon
Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAB Odds: Ducks -10 -110
Why Bet The Washington Huskies
The Huskies (16-12 SU, 16-10 ATS)have lost four of their last five games, but played really well the last time out despite getting the short end of the stick in their heartbreaking 82-81 road loss against Oregon State as a 4-point road dog on Wednesday.
The Huskies lost as Oregon State’s Stephen Thompson nailed a three-pointer as time expired. Controversy erupted a bit as Thompson appeared to travel, but no call came.
Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was upset that a walk wasn’t called on Thompson. “He traveled. They didn’t call it,” Romar said.
The Huskies got a game-high 30 points from Andrew Andrews and 15 points from Dejounte Murray. “We did a lot of things that would allow you to win a ball game, but we don’t have anything to show for it,” Romar said. The Huskies had a 77-72 lead with 2:25 remaining, but couldn’t seal the deal. Washington averages a stellar 83.1 points per game but allow a whopping 79.5 points per game defensively.
Why Bet The Oregon Ducks
Oregon (22-6 SU, 13-11-1 ATS) has won two straight and three of their last five games including their emphatic 76-62 blowout of Washington State on Wednesday though they came up just short of covering the spread as a whopping 18.5-point home favorite. Elgin Cook scored a team-high 24 points while Chris Boucher added 18 points and 13 rebounds and Dillon Brooks, 17 points.
“We jumped out and really came out strong,” Altman said. “Our activity was good, so I was very pleased with the way we started.” With just three games remaining, the Ducks are narrowing in on their first conference title in 14 years. “I’m checking everybody’s scores, trying to stay updated,” Cook said. The Ducks average a healthy 77.7 points per game while allowing 68.6 points per contest defensively.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Ducks are the easy pick, seeing as how they’re focused and playing at home in this contest. Washington has lost four of its last five road games and five straight on the road against Oregon. The Ducks have won eight of their last 10 games and five straight on their home floor. Oregon has also won five of the last seven meetings against Washington overall and will have their way against a Washington team that plays almost no defense. I’m going with Oregon to get the win by a half-dozen points at the least.