Oregon State vs. Arizona State - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (8-6) at Oregon State Beavers (9-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 126 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Oregon State Beavers and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Thursday at Gil Coliseum in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers are 9-4 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. Oregon State is averaging 65.8 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.2 points and their opponents shoot 36.3 percent. Gary Payton II leads the Beavers averaging 12.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Olaf Schaftenaar is averaging 10.8 points, Langston-Morris Walker is averaging 10.7 points, and Victor Robbins is averaging 10.5 points. Oregon State is 8-0 at home this season.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are 8-6 this season and they are coming off of a loss on Sunday in their Pac-12 opener at Arizona. ASU is averaging 71.7 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Gerry Blakes leads the Sun Devils averaging 11.9 points per game. Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 10.5 points, Eric Jacobsen is averaging 9.9 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Jonathan Gilling is averaging 8.0 rebounds. Arizona State is 0-3 on the road this season.
Oregon State is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games, 18-6-2 against the spread in their last 26 home games, and 20-8-2 against the spread following a loss. Arizona State is 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
This looks like all defense to me so the under at 126 in my play.