Oregon State Beavers vs. Stanford Cardinal Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/9/14
Stanford Cardinal (9-4) at Oregon State Beavers (8-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +1 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon State Beavers and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Thursday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
Oregon State is 8-6 this season and they have started Pac-12 play out 0-2. Oregon State is 6-1 at home this season and they have played the 154th ranked schedule in the country. Roberto Nelson is averaging 21 points to lead the Beavers. Devon Collier is averaging 16.4 points and 7.8 rebounds, Angus Brandt is averaging 11.5 points and 4.6 rebounds, and Hallice Cook is averaging 5.9 points. Oregon State is averaging 77.1 points and they are shooting 49.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.7 points and their opponents are averaging 43.2 percent. Oregon State has lost three of their last four games.
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The Stanford Cardinal lost their Pac-12 opener falling to Cal but they are 9-4 overall this season. Stanford is 2-0 on the road this season and they have played the 92nd ranked schedule in the country. Chasson Randle is averaging 18.4 points to lead the Cardinal. Dwight Powell is averaging 14.4 points and 7.5 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 76.6 points and they are shooting 48.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Stanford owns a road win over UConn in their only game this season against a ranked team.
Oregon State is 4-1-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 11-4-2 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Stanford is 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 4-1 against the spread following a loss. The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings if these two.
My free pick in this game will be on the total and at 146 I have to say it is going to be an over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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