Oregon State Beavers vs. Arizona Wildcats Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/5/14
Arizona Wildcats (27-2) at Oregon State Beavers (15-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Oregon State Beavers and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Wednesday in Corvallis in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Oregon State Beavers have lost two of their last three games and they have slipped into 10th place in the Pac-12 standings. Oregon State is 11-3 at home this season, 7-9 in the Pac-12, and 0-1 against teams ranked in the top 25. Roberto Nelson leads the Beavers averaging 20.6 points per game. Devon Collier is averaging 13.6 points and 5.7 rebounds, Angus Brandt is averaging 12.5 points, and Eric Moreland is averaging 8.1 points and 9.8 rebounds. Oregon State is averaging 75.4 points and they are shooting 48.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Oregon State needs one win in their final two games to finish over .500 for the season.
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The Arizona Wildcats have won their last four games and have clinched first place in the regular season Pac-12 standings. Arizona s 9-2 away from home and 14-2 in the Pac-12 this season. Nick Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 16 points per game. Aaron Gordon is averaging 12.2 points and 8.0 rebounds, Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Rondae Hollis Jefferson is averaging 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. Arizona is averaging 74.1 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.2 points and they are shooting 38.3 percent. The number one seed in the West in the NCAA Tournament appears to be there for the taking for Arizona.
Oregon State is 15-7-2 against the spread following a loss, 4-0 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record, and 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games following a game that they covered the point spread. Arizona is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 401 against the spread following a win, and has covered the point spread in their last four games. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
This is a lot of points to be laying on the road and I am going to go with the home dog in this spot.
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