Oregon State vs. Santa Barbara - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Barbara Gauchos (5-6) at Oregon State Beavers (8-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 9:30 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -1 -- Over/Under: 122.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon State Beavers and the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos face off on Tuesday at Gill Coliseum in college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers are 8-3 this season and hey are coming off of a loss at Quinnipiac that ended a six game winning streak. Oregon State is averaging 65.5 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 55.2 points and their opponents are shooting 33.7 percent. Gary Payton II is averaging 12.4 points and 8.6 rebounds to lead the Beavers. Olaf Schaftenaar is averaging 10.6 points, Langston Morris-Walker is averaging 10.2 points, and Victor Robbins is averaging 11 points. Oregon State is 7-0 at home this season.
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The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos are 5-6 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. UCSB is averaging 70.7 points and they are shooting 43 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Alan Williams leads the Gauchos averaging 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Michael Bryson is averaging 14.1 points, John Green is averaging 11.1 points, and Gabe Vincent is averaging 11 points. UC-Santa Barbara is 0-4 on the road this season.
Oregon State is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 6-1 against the spread following a loss, and 6-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. UC-Santa Barbara is 5-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, and 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games.
With the total set at 122.2 I like the under a lot and that is my free pick.