Washington State vs. Oregon State - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (11-5) at Washington State Cougars (9-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -3 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington State Cougars and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Saturday in Beasley Coliseum in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Washington State Cougars are 8-7 this season and they have won their last three games. WSU is averaging 71.1 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.1 percent. DaVonte Lacy leads the Cougars averaging 17.1 points per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 14.9 points and 11 rebounds, Ike Iroegbu is averaging 9.0 points, Ny Redding and Que Johnson are averaging 6.3 points per game each. Wazzu is 4-1 at home this season.
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The Oregon State Beavers are 11-5 this season and they are coming off of a 13-point loss to Washington. Oregon State is averaging 64.5 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 56.8 and their opponents are shooting 37.1 percent. Gary Payton II is averaging 11.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game to lead the Beavers. Langston Morris-Walker is averaging 10.2 points, Victor Robbins is averaging 10.3 points, and Olaf Schaftenaar is averaging 9.9 points. Oregon State is 1-3 on the road this season.
Washington State are 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 4-0-2 against the spread against the Pac-12 games, and 6-0-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Oregon State is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games, 21-8-2 against the spread following a loss, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games. The road team has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
The total is set at 133 but I see a more deliberate pace that keeps this one under that so my free pick is Under the total. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.