Colorado vs. Oregon State - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (10-3) at Colorado Buffaloes (12-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -4.5 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Oregon State Beavers will travel to the Coors Events Center to take on the Colorado Buffaloes this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers improved to 11-3 (2-1 Pac 12) on the season after defeating the California Golden Bears, 77-71, this past Saturday. Oregon State get contributions from almost everyone in their roster and was able to hang on the for the victory after taking a 38-27 halftime lead. Oregon State shot 42.9% from the field and 74.1% (20-27) from the FT line. The Beavers allowed the Golden Bears to shoot 52.2% from the field and won the turnover battle by a 16-8 margin. Leading the way for Oregon State was Gary Payton II who had a double-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals and a block. On the season, the Beavers have been led by Gary Payton II (17.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 5.4 apg, 2.5 spg), Tres Tinkle (12.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.4 spg), and Drew Eubanks (8.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg). Offensively, Oregon State is averaging 74.5 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field and 38.4% shooting from beyond the arc. The Beavers average 6.6 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.20. Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average of 66.9 ppg on 40.2% shooting. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 0.2 and average 6.9 steals per game.
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The Colorado Buffaloes dropped to 12-4 (1-2 Pac 12) on the season after being defeated by the Utah Utes, 56-54, this past Friday. Colorado had a late lead in this one but allowed Utah to go on a 11-2 run over the last 4:48 of the game to get the victory. Colorado shot 38.3% from the field and 31.3% (5-16) from beyond the arc. The Buffaloes held the Utes to 40.4% shooting from the field and outrebounded Utah by a 37-31 margin. Leading the way for Colorado was George King who had 21 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and a block. On the season, the Buffaloes have been led by Josh Scott (17.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.8 bpg), George King (14.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg), Josh Fortune (10.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.9 apg). Offensively, Colorado is averaging 78.4 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field and 39.3% shooting from beyond the arc. The Buffaloes average 8.1 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.14. Defensively, Colorado is allowing their opponents to average 68.8 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Buffaloes have a rebound margin of 10.5 and a turnover margin of -2.8.
The Beavers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall however, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Buffaloes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games however, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Oregon State has one of the best point guards in the country in Gary Payton II and is a very good defensive team that is coming off a huge win against California.Colorado has lost 3 of their last 4 games but have been competitive in losses against SMU and Utah and have one of the better big men in the country in Josh Scott. Colorado is always tough to play at home but I think Oregon State has enough weapons and a good enough defensive to keep this one within the number. Take Oregon State and the points.