Washington State Cougars vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 3/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Pac 12 Network
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (+3)
The Washington State Cougars (16-15) are on their way to T-Mobile Arena on Thursday where they will compete against the Oregon Ducks (18-13). Oregon opens this contest as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 134.5.
The Washington State Cougars faced off with Washington and walked away with a win by a score of 93-84 in their last contest. Washington State finished the contest having earned a 50.7% field goal percentage (34 out of 67) and knocked down 12 out of their 29 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cougars knocked down 13 of 17 shots for a rate of 76.5%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled a total of 38 with 17 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists for this contest while forcing 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In the matter of defense, Washington State allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the field on 32 of 64 shooting. Washington totaled 15 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. In addition, Washington snagged 28 rebounds (12 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Washington walked away from this one shooting 68.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of 16 tries. They knocked down 9 of their 20 tries from 3-point range. When it comes to fouls, the Cougars left the arena with 15 and Washington finished the game with 18 fouls.
TJ Bamba is one guy who had an impact for the matchup. He ended up going 65.0% from the field and distributed 2 assists. He was on the court for 35 mins played and snagged 2 rebounds. He finished with 36 points on 13 out of 20 shooting.
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Washington State will take the court with a record of 16-15 for the season. They are averaging 68.1 points per contest (277th in the nation) while hitting 42.4% from the field. The Cougars are hitting 36.5% on 3-point shots (276 of 756) and 71.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington State is snagging 34.9 rebounds per game and has accumulated 362 dimes for the year, which is 305th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.9 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Cougars are forcing their opponents into 10.7 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 fouls. They currently rank 97th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 363 surrendered on the year. The Cougars defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (761 of 1,702) and they surrender 31.8 boards per contest as a team. They give up 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 50th in college basketball in opponents PPG (65.4).
The last time they took the court, the Oregon Ducks walked away with a victory by a final of 73-68 against Stanford. The Ducks corralled 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 29 in this matchup. They turned it over 8 times, while recording 2 steals in this contest. Stanford was called for 18 fouls in this contest which took the Ducks to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Oregon made 9 of 23 tries (39.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Ducks ended up shooting 26 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.6%. The Ducks allowed Stanford to make 25 of their 54 tries from the field which had them at 46.3% for this game. They shot 42.9% from three-point range by going 9 out of 21 and finished the contest at 9 of 16 from the free throw line (56.3%). Concerning rebounding, Oregon permitted Stanford to collect 30 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
N'Faly Dante pitched in for the Ducks for this contest. He made 7 out of 9 for the game for a field goal percentage of 77.8%, and tallied 12 rebounds. He earned 15 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in the matchup.
Oregon has a record of 18-13 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Ducks are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which ranks 145th in the nation. Oregon has earned 2,201 points for the campaign (71.0 per game) and they collect 37.0 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 13.3 times per game (163rd in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.4 times per game. The Ducks commit 14.8 personal fouls every game and they go 70.7% from the free throw line.
The Oregon defense gives up 34.2% on 3-pointers (229 of 670) and opponents are making 75.8% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.4 assists and 31.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 165th and 58th in D-1. The Ducks on the defensive end are ranked 81st in the country in PPG given up with 66.7. They are forcing their opponents into 11.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (64th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington State (+3)
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