Oregon Ducks vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum is the location where the Washington State Cougars (17-13) will go up against the Oregon Ducks (18-12) on Saturday.
The Oregon Ducks stepped onto the hardwood against Washington and took a loss by a final of 78-67 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Ducks finished with 20 while Washington recorded 15 personal fouls. They knocked down 4 of their 19 tries from distance. Washington shot 71.4% at the charity stripe by making 20 of 28 tries. In addition, Washington snagged 39 boards (9 offensive, 30 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Washington distributed 7 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In reference to defense, Oregon allowed 45.8% from the floor on 27 out of 59 shooting. They also recorded 11 dimes in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 35 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Ducks made 9 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 56.3%. Oregon ended with a 38.2% FG percentage (26 out of 68) and made 6 of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Quincy Guerrier is one guy who was important in the game. He accounted for 16 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He played for 31 minutes played and also totaled 5 rebounds. He ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime.
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Oregon will enter this game with a mark of 18-12 on the year. They turn it over 12.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Oregon is collecting 34.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 359 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 227th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Ducks are connecting on 33.4% on three-point shots (216 of 646) and 67.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.0 points per contest (155th in Division 1) while connecting on 45.1% from the floor.
On defense, the Ducks are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 17.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 160th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 360 conceded for the season. The Ducks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.1% (747 of 1,734) and they concede 34.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 31.6% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 150th in college basketball in opponents PPG (68.2).
The last time they took the court, the Washington State Cougars got the win with a final of 71-67 against Oregon State. The Cougars earned 23 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 6 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. Oregon State earned 17 fouls in this contest which took the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 73.7%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Washington State made 9 of 23 tries (39.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Cougars finished the game shooting 24 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.7%. The Cougars permitted Oregon State to convert 24 of 58 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.4% for this game. They finished 45.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 9 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 14 from the free throw line (71.4%). Concerning rebounds, Washington State permitted Oregon State to get 33 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Efe Abogidi ended up being a factor for the Cougars for the game. He converted 2 of 3 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 8 rebounds. He earned 9 points in his 24 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist for this contest.
Washington State has a win-loss mark of 17-13 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cougars are hitting on 40.8% from the field, which ranks 322nd in college basketball. Washington State has earned 2,148 pts so far this year (71.6 per game) and they snag 37.1 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 11.1 times per game (315th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.4 times per game. The Cougars are committing 17.7 fouls every game while shooting 74.1% from the charity stripe.
The Washington State defense allows 32.8% from downtown (196 of 598) and their opponents are knocking down 73.2% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.1 dimes and 34.4 rebounds every game, ranking them 59th and 167th in D-1. The Cougars on defense are ranked 53rd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 65.0. They have forced 14.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (102nd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oregon
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