Oregon State vs. UCLA - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (11-7) at Oregon State Beavers (11-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon State Beavers and the UCLA Bruins face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers are 11-5 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Oregon State is averaging 71.7 points per game and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Gary Payton II leads the Beavers averaging 17.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. Tres Tinkle is averaging 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds, Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 9.7 points, and Drew Eubanks is averaging 7.7 points. Oregon State is 7-2 at home and 2-3 in Pac-12 play.
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The UCLA Bruins are 11-7 this season and they are coming off of a one-sided home loss to USC. UCLA is averaging 80.1 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Bryce Alford leads the Bruins averaging 16.9 points and 5.2 assists per game. Isaac Hamilton is averaging 16.2 points, Tony Parker is averaging 13.8 points and 10.1 rebounds, and Thomas Welsh is averaging 12.9 points and 8.6 rebounds. UCLA is 1-2 on the road and 2-3 in Pac-12 play.
Oregon State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 5-13 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games. UCLA is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 0-5 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
If this one was at UCLA the Bruins would be a fairly easy choice but on the road I have to take OSU.