Oregon State vs. Utah - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (17-5) at Oregon State Beavers (12-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +2 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon State Beavers and the Utah Utes face off on Thursday in Pac-112 college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers are 12-8 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. Oregon State is averaging 71.8 points per game and they are shooting 43.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Gary Payton II leads the Beavers averaging 16.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game. Tres Tinkle is averaging 12.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 9.8 points, and Drew Eubanks is averaging 8.0 points. Oregon State is 8-3 at home and 3-6 in the Pac-12.
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The Utah Utes are 17-5 this season and they have wont heir last five games. Utah is averaging 77.6 points per game and they are shooting 47.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Jakob Poeltl leads the Utes averaging 17.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 11.4 points and 6.0 rebounds, Jordan Loveridge is averaging 11.2 points, and Lorenzo Bonam is averaging 10.3 points. Utah is 3-3 on the road and 6-3 in the Pac-12.
Oregon State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 6-16 against the spread against the Pac-12. Utah is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
The total looks to be a little low here so at 140.5 I like the over.