Arizona State vs. Oregon State - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (10-6) at Arizona State Sun Devils (13-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena-AZ)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -12.5 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Networks; Oregon, Arizona, & National Feeds
The Oregon State Beavers will travel to Wells Fargo Arena (AZ) on the season to take on the 11th ranked Arizona State Sun Devils this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers dropped to 10-6 (2-2 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the 17th ranked Arizona Wildcats, 62-53, this past Thursday night. Oregon State gave Arizona trouble with their defense, however, could fight back after a 10-0 Wildcats run gave Arizona a 48-39 lead with 5:21 left in regulation. Oregon State shot 39.3% from the field and committed 15 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Beavers was Tres Tinkle who had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal. On the season, Oregon State is averaging 73.9 ppg on 47.5% shooting from the field. The Beavers are averaging 5.7 three-pointers per game on 32.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State has been led by Tres Tinkle (18.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.6 spg), Stephen Thompson Jr. (16.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 spg), Drew Eubanks (13.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.9 bpg), and Ethan Thompson (9.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.2 apg). Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average of 68.2 ppg on 41.5% shooting from the field. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 3.6 and a turnover margin of -0.3.
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The 11th ranked Arizona State Sun Devils dropped to 13-3 (1-3 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Oregon Ducks, 76-72, this past Thursday night. Arizona State allowed Oregon to fight back from an early double-digit deficit in the 1st half to tie the game at 41-all at halftime and couldn’t fight back after a 17-5 Ducks run gave Oregon a 68-60 lead with 4:04 left in regulation. Arizona State allowed Oregon to shoot 43.1% from the field and was outrebounded by Oregon by a 38-31 margin. On the season, Arizona State is averaging 88.3 ppg on 48.0% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils are averaging 9.6 three-pointers per game on 38.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Arizona State has been led by Tra Holder (20.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.7 spg), Shannon Evans II (17.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.3 spg), Kodi Justice (14.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 spg), and Romello White (12.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg). Defensively, Arizona State is allowing their opponents to average 74.2 ppg on 42.0% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils have a rebound margin of 1.8 and a turnover margin of 4.0.
The Beavers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. Pac-12 opponents and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Sun Devils are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up loss.
Oregon State has won 8 of their last 11 games and has been led by their defense that ranks 83rd in scoring defense and 80th in defensive FG%. Arizona State has an impressive offense that ranks 8th in scoring offense and 53rd in FG% however, has struggled as of late losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Sun Devils rank just 228th in scoring defense and as I like how Oregon State and their great trio of Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr., and Drew Eubanks have been playing as of late, I think Oregon State does enough on the road to cover with the points. Take Oregon State and the points.