Oregon vs Washington State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 9 Pac-12 Tournament (Expect a Slow-Paced Contest)

Oregon vs Washington State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 9 Pac-12 Tournament (Expect a Slow-Paced Contest)


Oregon vs Washington State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Pac-12 Tournament Game
  • Oregon (18-13, 12-8 Pac-12) vs. Washington State (17-15, 11-9 Pac-12)
  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Coverage: Pac-12 Network

The Pac-12 Tournament continues on Thursday with a great matchup between the Washington State Cougars and Oregon Ducks. Both teams are aiming to build a resume worthy of an NCAA Tournament spot. The winner of this quarterfinal matchup will then play the victor of the UCLA vs Colorado game.

Washington State enters on a seven-game winning streak that includes a 69-52 win over California in the first round on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Oregon extended its winning streak to three games with a 73-68 victory over Stanford on Saturday.

Which Pac-12 team will advance to the semifinals? Let's take a closer look.

Oregon vs Washington State Odds & Spread

Oregon enters this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 5:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 133.5 points, which is about average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Oregon vs Washington State Betting Trends

  • Oregon's record against the spread is 14-17-0.
  • The Ducks have an ATS record of 9-10 as 2.5-point favorites or greater.
  • Oregon has played 31 games this season, and 17 of them have hit the over.
  • Washington State has 17 wins in 32 games against the spread this year.
  • The Cougars have an ATS record of 6-7 as 2.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Out of Washington State's 32 games so far this season, 12 have gone over the total.
Oregon Rank Oregon AVG Washington State AVG Washington State Rank
190th 71 Points Scored 68.1 275th
78th 66.7 Points Allowed 65 43rd
58th 33.9 Rebounds 32.3 145th
89th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 9.7 75th
204th 7.2 3pt Made 8.9 37th
163rd 13.3 Assists 11.7 292nd
185th 11.9 Turnovers 10.9 78th

Oregon vs Washington State Prediction & Pick

Mouhamed Gueye is a name to keep an eye on in this game for Washington State. The 6-foot-11 sophomore was one of five players to score in double digits on Wednesday and posted 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds in a win over Oregon on Feb. 19. He remains the Cougars' best weapon.

Washington State's subpar defense is going to prove costly here, though. The Cougars fail to contest shots and have allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% on the year (No. 190 in NCAA). Keep in mind that Oregon has shot a reliable 50.4% across two games against Washington State this year.

Oregon has won 14 of its last 20 games against Washington State, so back the Ducks in a close one.

Final Score Prediction: Oregon: 68 | Washington State: 62

Oregon vs Washington State Best Bet

Neither one of the Pac-12 programs plays with much urgency out on the court. Oregon ranks 343rd in possessions per game (65.8), while Washington State ranks 340th (65.9). Fewer shots obviously mean fewer opportunities to put points on the scoreboard, so the under looks like the way to go here.

The total has hit the under in four of the Cougars' last five games overall as well as in eight of their last 10 games against the Ducks. The games between the Cougars and Ducks this season have ended with 133 and 134 points. Don't expect the strategies to change with everything on the line tonight.

Bet: UNDER 133.5 Points (-110)

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