Oregon State Beavers vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/8/14
Arizona State Sun Devils (21-9) at Oregon State Beavers (15-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon State Beavers and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Saturday in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Oregon State Beavers have lost three of their last four games and sit in 10th place in the Pac-12 standings. Oregon State is 11-4 at home this season and 7-10 in the Pac-12. Roberto Nelson leads the Beavers averaging 20.8 points per game. Devon Collier is averaging 13.6 points and 5.9 rebounds, Angus Brandt is averaging 12.2 points, and Eric Moreland is averaging 7.8 points and 9.9 rebounds. Oregon State is averaging 75.2 points and they are shooting 48.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Oregon State is just 4-10 against teams with a RPI better than 100.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils look to be in the NCAA Tournament based on their 32 RPI and 38th ranked schedule but they have lost three of their last five games. ASU is 10-7 in the Pac-12 and 5-8 in games played away from home. Jahii Carson is averaging 18.7 points per game to lead the Sun Devils in scoring. Jermaine Marshall is averaging 15.7 points, Jordan Bachynski is averaging 11.3 points and 8.5 rebounds, and Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Arizona State is averaging 75.6 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Arizona State is in third place in the Pac-12 standings.
Oregon State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 16-7-2 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record. Arizona State is 1-4 against the spread following a loss, 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four road games, and 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four road games against a team with a winning home record. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
Arizona State is the better of the two and even though this looks to be a bad spot the Sun Devils are the play.
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