Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Oregon State Beavers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/6/14
Oregon State Beavers (13-8) at Arizona State Sun Devils (16-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Thursday in Pac-12 basketball.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming off of a loss to Stanford that ended a three game winning streak. ASU is 11-1 at home and 5-4 in the Pac-12 as they are in a tie for fourth place in the conference standings. Jahii Carson is the Sun Devils leading scorer averaging 19.1 points per game. Jermaine Marshall is averaging 15.3 points, Jordan Bachynski is averaging 11.4 points and 8.9 rebounds, and Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 8.6 points and 5.0 rebounds. As a team Oregon State is averaging 76.9 points and they are shooting 46.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Arizona State is 3-6 against teams with a RPI of 100 or better.
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The Oregon State Beavers have won four of their last five games and are 5-4 in the Pac-12. OSU is 3-6 on the road this season and they have played the 92nd ranked schedule in the country. Roberto Nelson is the Beavers leading scorer averaging 21.7 points per game. Devon Collier is averaging 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds, Angus Brandt is averaging 12.5 points, and Hallice Cooke is averaging 7.4 points. Oregon State is averaging 77 points and they are shooting 49 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Oregon State is 5-3 against teams with a RPI better than 100.
Arizona State is 8-3 against the spread following a loss, 14-5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record. Oregon State is 2-5 against the spread in their last eight road games, 11-5-3 against the spread in their last 19 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600, and 1-6 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. The underdog has covered the point spread.
I like what ASU is doing but not enough to lay this kind of a number against an Oregon State team who is playing well.
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