Washington State Cougars vs. Oregon State Beavers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/22/14
Oregon State Beavers (10-7) at Washington State Cougars (8-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington State Cougars and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Washington State Cougars are 1-5 for the season and they are in 11th place in the Pac-12 standing. WSU is 5-3 at home this season and they have played the 32nd ranked schedule in the nation. Que Johnson is leading the Cougars averaging 10.6 points per game as DaVonte Lacy is out. Royce Woolridge is averaging 9.1 points, D.J. Shelton is averaging 7.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Dexter Kernich-Drew is averaging 7.4 points. Washington State is averaging 63.4 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Wazzu looks to be in the midst of a rebuilding year.
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The Oregon State Beavers have won two of their last three games to raise their record to 2-3 in Pac-12 games this season. OSU is 2-5 away from home and they have played the 78th ranked schedule in the country. Roberto nelson leads the Beavers in scoring averaging 21.4 points per game. Devon Collier is averaging 14.4 points and 7.2 rebounds, Angus Brandt is averaging 12.4 points, and Hallice Cook is averaging 6.7 points. Oregon State is averaging 77.9 points and they are shooting 49.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Oregon State looks to have the offensive firepower to play with just about anyone.
Washington State is 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 home games, 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 Wednesday games. Oregon State is 4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, and 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games following three or more consecutive home games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
This one looks like easy pickings as Oregon State is the far better team so laying this small number makes them a logical and strong play.
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