Oregon State vs. Arizona - 1/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (14-1) at Oregon State Beavers (10-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +9 -- Over/Under: 122.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Oregon State Beavers and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Sunday Night at Gill Coliseum in a Pac-12 college basketball matchup.
The Oregon State Beavers are 10-4 this season and have won seven of their last nine games. Oregon State is averaging 65 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 56.5 points and their opponents are shooting 36.5 percent. Gary Payton II leads the Beavers averaging 12.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Langston-Morris Walker is averaging 10.5 points, Victor Robbins is averaging 10.5 points, and Olaf Schaftenaar is averaging 10.3 points. Oregon State is 9-0 at home this season.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 14-1 this season and they are ranked number six in the nation this year. Arizona is averaging 76.3 points and they are shooting 50 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.7 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Stanley Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 14.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 11.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Gabe York is averaging 9.2 points. Arizona is 2-1 on the road this season.
Oregon State is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games, 5-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Arizona is 4-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. The home team has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two.
THis one should be low scoring as point willbe hard earned with both teams being strong defensively so my pick is the under even though it is set agressively low. I also have a pick on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.