Oregon State vs. Colorado Pac-12 Tournament- 3/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (14-16) at Oregon State Beavers (17-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon State Beavers and they Colorado Buffaloes face off on Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Pac-12 Tournament college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers are 17-13 this season and the finished the season in seventh place in the Pac-12 standings. OSU is averaging 60.5 points and they are shooting 42.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Gary Payton II leads the beavers averaging 13.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Malcolm Duvivier is averaging 10.5 points, Victor Robbins is averaging 10.3 points, and Langston Morris-Walker is averaging 9.4 points. Oregon State is 0-2 in neutral site games and 8-10 in the Pac-12.
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The Colorado Buffaloes finished the season at 14-16 and in ninth place in the Pac-12 standings. Colorado is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Askia Booker leads the Buffaloes averaging 17.2 points per game. Josh Scott is averaging 13.8 points and 7.8 rebounds, Xavier Johnson is averaging 10.6 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 6.8 points and 7.1 rebounds. Colorado is 1-1 in neutral site games and 7-11 in the Pac-12.
Oregon State is 11-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 1-6 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Colorado is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 neutral site games, and 3-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
Colorado is favored here despite being blown out by the Beavers the last time they met but I see it being for good reason and the Buffs are healthy and should have no problem here as OSU has faded down the stretch.