Oregon State Beavers vs. Washington State Cougars Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/20/14
Washington State Cougars (9-16) at Oregon State Beavers (13-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon State Beavers and the Washington State Cougars face off on Thursday in Corvallis in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Oregon State Beavers have lost their last three games but the losses have come to the top three teams in the Pac-12. OSU is 5-7 in the Pac-12 and 10-2 at home this season. Roberto Nelson leads the Beavers averaging 21.2 points per game. Devon Collier is averaging 13.7 points and 6.0 rebounds, Angus Brandt is averaging 12.5 points, and Hallice Cooke is averaging 7.8 points. Oregon State is averaging 76.5 points and they are shooting 48.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Oregon State is in ninth pace in the pac-12 standings.
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The Washington State Cougars have lost their last four games and eight of their last nine as they sit in 11th place in the Pac-12 standings. Washington State is 2-11 in the Pac-12 and 3-10 away from home this season. DaVonte Lacy is averaging 19.4 points, to lead the Cougars. Que Johnson is averaging 10.4 points, D.J. Shelton is averaging 9.8 points and 9.0 rebounds, and Royce Woolridge is averaging 7.4 points. Washington State is averaging 62.8 points and they are shooting 40.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Washington State lost by 11 points at home to the Beavers.
Oregon State is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 2-5 against the spread following a loss, and 7-3-2 against the spread in their last 12 home games. Washington State is 2-5 against the spread following a loss, 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
Oregon State is the far better team but the road team and the dogs own this series as far as the number goes but even so I will take the beavers here.
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