Utah vs. Oregon State - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (11-4) at Utah Utes (12-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -8 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Sunday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Utah Utes are 12-5 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Utah is averaging 76.8 points and they are shooting 47.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Jakob Poeltl leads the Utes averaging 16.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 11.5 points, Kyle Kuzma is averaging 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Lorenzo Bonam is averaging 10.2 points. Utah is 8-1 at home this season.
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The Oregon State Beavers are 11-4 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. Oregon State is averaging 73.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Gary Payton II leads the Beavers averaging 17.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Tres Tinkle is averaging 11.7 points, Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 9.7 points, and Drew Eubanks is averaging 7.9 points. Oregon State is 2-1 on the road this season.
Utah is 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 42-19-2 against the spread in their last 63 home games. Oregon State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 8-21 against the spread in their last 29 road games, and 0-7 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
This number just looks too big so while I see Utah winning the game my pick here is Oregon State with the points.