Arizona vs. Oregon State 1/30/15 - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (14-6) at Arizona Wildcats (19-2)
College Basketball: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Arizona Wildcats and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Friday Night at the McKale Center in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Arizona Wildcats are 19-2 this season and they have won their last five games. U of A is averaging 75.7 points and they are shooting 49.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Staley Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 14.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds, and T.J. McConnell is averaging 9.0 points and 5.8 assists. Arizona is 12-0 at home and 7-1 in the Pac-12.
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The Oregon State Beavers are 14-6 this season and they are coming off of a beat down loss at Arizona State. Oregon State is averaging 63.7 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 56.9 points and their opponents are shooting 36.6 percent. Gary Payton II leads the Beavers averaging 13.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Victor Robbins is averaging 10.3 points, Langston Morris-Walker is averaging 10 points, and Malcolm Duvivier is averaging 9.6 points. Oregon State is 2-4 on the road and 5-3 in the Pac-12 including a win over Arizona in their first meeting this year.
Arizona is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Oregon State is 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 11-5 against the spread in heir last 16 games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. The home team has covered the pont spread in the last six meetings of these two.
This is a big number but I see Arizona being up to the task.