Oregon State vs. Auburn - 11/26/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (2-2) at Oregon State Beavers (3-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Auburn Tigers and Oregon State Beavers play Wednesday night at the MGM Grand.
The Auburn Tigers have split their first four games and hope to get their offense going here. On the season, Auburn is averaging 70.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting and is allowing 74 points on 52.2 percent shooting. Antoine Mason leads Auburn with 19 points per game but remains questionable with an ankle injury. KT Harrell is averaging 16.5 points on 42 percent shooting and Cinmeon Bowers is grabbing 14.3 rebounds. The Auburn Tigers have a bright future with Bruce Pearl at head coach and a lot of young talent, but it’s tough for them to get going this season without Mason on the court. However, Auburn’s lack of rebounding and defense doesn’t help either, as it may be a year or two before this team hits its full potential.
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The Oregon State Beavers look to bounce back from their first loss to the season against Oklahoma State. Oregon State is averaging 58.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 54 points on 33.3 percent shooting. Langston Morris-Walker leads Oregon State with 12 points and 6.3 rebounds while Gary Payton II is averaging 10.5 points and 2.3 steals. Malcolm Duvivier leads the Beavers with 3.5 assists and Olaf Schaftenaar is shooting 54.5 percent from the field. The Oregon State Beavers were expected to be one of the worst teams in the Pac-12 but that may not be the case if they continue to shoot a high percentage from the field. However, Oregon State can’t average 15 turnovers per game in conference play or things are going to get very ugly.
The Tigers are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS loss. The Beavers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
We're getting free points against an Auburn team that may not have its top player. I'll take my chances here with Oregon State.