TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH
#680 OREGON (-14) over Washington at 4 PM EST
Off back-to-back SU and ATS home losses to Oregon State and Washington State and with their leading scorer Chris Duarte on the shelf for this battle with a rolled ankle, Oregon will find a way to bounce back with a champions effort and blowout out visiting Washington on Saturday afternoon. The struggling Huskies limp into this Pac-12 battle off back-to-back double-digit losses to Washington State and Oregon State and UW is in the wrong place at the worst time.
A quick glance at the History Book shows that UO has dominated this series lately inking a fabulous 10-1 SU and 7-4 ATS mark in the last 11 meetings. Equally impressive, at home running the court against an opponent that scoots in off a road game, head coach Dana Altman’s boys have been at their financial best posting a proud 53-2 SU and 39-13 ATS record including an amazing 32-1 SU and 28-5 ATS provided they check in off a conference game. With those two parameters live and Oregon battling a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage less than .588, this trend zips to a nifty 16-0 SU and 15-1 ATS. Finally, when checking in off two or more straight up losses, the Ducks have bounced back inking a solid 14-1 SU and 11-4 ATS mark in their next game.
Washington’s struggles on the basketball court are real right now. The Huskies hold an ugly 8-28 SU and 11-25 ATS tally in their last 36 games including a shocking 2-15 SU and ATS in this set if they are battling an opponent that arrives without confidence off a straight up loss. With those two parameters cranking and U-Dub fighting a Pac-12 foe, this team trend drops to a disturbing 1-13 SU and ATS. Even worse, when matched up against an opponent that scoots in off a straight up loss as a favorite, the Huskies have lost their growl notching a woeful 16-31 ATS mark including a pitiful 4-20 SU and 5-18-1 ATS if they are priced as an underdog or a small favorite of -2.5 or less.
The Ducks will certainly miss Duarte’s 17.8 points per game average. However, the Las Vegas linemaker still has Coach Altman’s boys priced heavily as a 14-point favorite and that number is up there for a reason. With a pair of road wars at ASU and Arizona on deck and off the home losses to OSU and WSU, UO will pick up some much-needed confidence with a blowout home win over the Huskies on Saturday afternoon. Take Oregon. Thanks and best of luck, Tom..
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