The No. 8 Oregon Ducks (14-4, 3-2 Pac-12) visit Washington to take on the Huskies (12-6, 2-3 Pac-12) in a matchup that pits outstanding offense against stifling defense. The game is scheduled to get underway at 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Oregon Ducks at Washington Huskies Betting Prediction
In the Ducks’ last matchup, they were defeated by the Washington State Cougars, 72-61. Washington State’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over Oregon. The Cougars had a rate of 0.212 (above their season average of 0.210), while the Ducks posted a mark of 0.118 (below their season average of 0.207). Payton Pritchard was Oregon’s leading scorer with 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting.
The Huskies were victorious over the Oregon State Beavers in their last matchup, 64-56. Washington had an effective field goal percentage of 0.590 (above their season average of 0.513). Oregon State, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.275 vs. 0.100). Isaiah Stewart was Washington’s high scorer with 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field.
After the Ducks won two out of three matchups against the Huskies last season, these teams will battle for the first time this year. In the most recent matchup, Oregon won 68-48. The Ducks knocked down 20 of their 22 free throws (90.9 percent) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.600 vs. 0.380).
The aggressive Washington offense could be getting to the free throw line a lot in this meeting. The Huskies rank 28th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.281, while Oregon ranks 133rd in FTA rate allowed (0.201). Moreover, the Ducks rank 12th in offensive efficiency (112.7), while the Huskies rank 32nd in defensive efficiency (90.1).
Oregon Ducks at Washington Huskies Betting Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Oregon, O/U – Under
Washington ranks fourth in blocks per game (6.4) while Oregon ranks 106th (3.2).
The Ducks average 14.8 assists per game, which ranks 62nd in the NCAA. The Huskies rank 162nd in assists allowed per game (13.3).
Oregon ranks third in steals allowed per game (4.1) while Washington ranks 93rd (6.3).
The Huskies rank 168th in three pointers allowed per game (22.8) while the Ducks rank 225th (24.8).
The Ducks have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. For the season, Oregon has defeated opponents by an average of 10.1 points.
During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 62.6 points per game (8.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 56.8 points per game (5.6 below their season average).