Washington State Cougars vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 12/01/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 10:30 pm ET, Thursday, December 1, 2022
Venue:  Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
Where to Watch:  PAC-12 Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  WSU +5.5, Oregon -5.5; Over/Under:  135.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  WSU +5.5, Oregon -5.5; Over/Under:  135.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  WSU +5.5, Oregon -5.5; Over/Under:  135.5 points
 

Season Record

Washington State Cougars:  3-2 (6th place, PAC-12)
Oregon Ducks:  3-4 (9th place, PAC-12)
 
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Washington State Cougars:  3-2 L10
Oregon Ducks:  3-4 L10

 

Washington State Cougars vs Oregon Ducks Preview and Analysis

 
WSU is coming into this game with a 3-2 record overall and they are 1-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game on a 2 game winning streak with wins coming against the Eastern Washington Eagles and the Detroit Mercy Titans in their last game. Jabe Mullins led the team in points in that game with 22 while TJ Bamba was next on the team with 18 points. Justin Powell led the team in assists in that game with 7 while Mouhamed Gueye led the team in rebounds with 8. They were 60.7% from the field, 65.5% from 3-point range, and 75% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 76.2 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 62.4 PPG against them. WSU has an ATS record of 3-2 this season and their O/U record is 2-3.
 
 
Oregon is coming into this game with a 3-4 record overall and they are 2-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off of a win against the Villanova Wildcats in their last game. Quincy Guerrier led the team in points in that game with 21 while Will Richardson was next on the team with 19 points. Will Richardson led the team in assists in that game with 8 while Quincy Guerrier and Rivaldo Soares each led the team in rebounds with 8. They were 44.1% from the field, 37.9% from 3-point range, and 68.8% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 68 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 65 PPG against them. Oregon has an ATS record of 3-4 this season and their O/U record is 3-4.

 

Washington State vs Oregon Prediction

The current betting odds have Washington State listed as a 5.5 point underdog in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. This is going to be the 1st game of the conference schedule for these teams and neither has really played in many games this season yet. Oregon has played a much tougher schedule in their 1st few games this season but they have also been getting blown out in a lot of their losses and have not been able to keep up with a lot of the good teams they have faced. They also have a record under .500 in their 1st 7 games while WSU is above .500 for the time being. WSU has had a weaker schedule and they have also played 2 less games as they are just 3-2 this season, but they have also been road tested this year with 2 road games already, going 1-1 in those. WSU will have a bit of an advantage having played on the road already and with this conference game coming so early in the season, both of these teams will be fighting to keep the game close and not put themselves in an early hole. The best way to place a bet here is on Washington State to cover the spread in this game.
 
Washington State Oregon Prediction:  Our NCAAB Pick for Thursday, December 1, 2022 (10:30 pm ET start time) is Oregon 74 WSU 71.
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NCAAB Betting Trends

 
Washington State Cougars: 17-10 ATS after playing a game as a home favorite. 5-1 ATS as a road underdog of 6 points or less or pick. 34-25 OVER after scoring 75 points or more 2 straight games.
Oregon Ducks: 11-28 ATS when the total is 130 to 139.5. 3-10 ATS after 3 consecutive non-conference games. 30-13 OVER against conference opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Washington State Cougars:  A. Jakimovski (F) Ques Thurs - Leg. C. Rosario (F) Ques Thurs - Undisclosed. D. Jackson (C) out for season - Undisclosed. M. Rice (G) out for season - Undisclosed.
Oregon Ducks:  N. Dante (C) Ques Thurs - Undisclosed. N. Bittle (C) Ques Thurs - Foot. E. Butler (F) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed. K. Barthelemy (G) Early Jan - Ankle. B. Rigsby (G) Early Dec - Foot. J. Couisnard (G) Early Jan - Knee.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"Carlos should be good. And then Andrej, not for this week. Probably still further along. A little slower than we hoped." - Kyle Smith on the injuries to Carlos Rosario and Andrej Jakimovski.
 
 
"I'm really happy with our team. We played two NCAA Tournament caliber teams and played well. We had a chance to win both. We would've liked to win both, but we didn't. Going home with a split is pretty good. It's something to build off of." - Dana Altman after his team’s loss against Michigan State on Saturday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Washington State Cougars
T. Bamba 
M. Gueye 
J. Mullins 
J. Powell 
D. Rodman
 
Oregon Ducks
K. Barthelemy 
N. Bittle 
N. Dante 
Q. Guerrier 
W. Richardson
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Washington State Cougars
PPG: T. Bamba (16)
APG: J. Powell (5.4)
Reb/G: M. Gueye (7)
 
Oregon Ducks
PPG: W. Richardson (13.7)
APG: W. Richardson (4.9)
Reb/G: K. Ware (6.4)
 
Coaches:
Washington State Cougars: Kyle Smith (4th season)
Oregon Ducks: Dana Altman (13th season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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