Oregon State vs. Washington State - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (9-13) at Oregon State Beavers (11-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -9 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
We have some Pac-12 conference college basketball action on the slate Thursday night, as the Washington State Cougars take on the Oregon State Beavers.
The Washington State Cougars will be looking for a road win to get out of the basement in the Pac-12 standings after losing 5 straight and 13 of their last 16 games following an 88-78 loss to Arizona State in their last outing. Malachi Flynn led Wazzu with 22 points on 8 of 17 shooting with 3 triples, 4 assists and a pair of steals, while Robert Franks and Viont’e Daniels each added 18 points. Franks added a team-high 8 rebounds and 3 blocks, while Daniels shot 6 of 10 from the floor with 4 triples in just 12 minutes on the floor. Carter Skaggs added 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 4 triples to round out the double digit scoring for Washington State in the loss, while Drick Bernstine added 4 assists and 3 steals of his own in the losing effort. Franks leads the Cougars in scoring with 18 points per game while Flynn leads the way in assists with 4.3 helpers per game and Bernstine is Washington State’s top rebounder with 7.1 boards per game this season. As a team, Washington State is scoring 74.5 points per game on 44.8% shooting from the field, 38.6% from behind the arc and 73.7% from the foul line this season.
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The Oregon State Beavers will be looking to bounce back after losing 4 straight and 6 of 7 of their own after a 74-70 road loss to Cal last time out. Stephen Thompson Jr. led the Beavers with 24 points on 9 of 13 shooting with 3 triples and a pair of steals, while Tres Tinkle came 2nd with 19 points on 4 of 12 shooting with a perfect 10 of 10 mark from the foul line. Drew Eubanks added 13 points with a team-high 8 rebounds and 3 blocks while Ethan Thompson added 10 points with a team-high 6 assists to round out the scoring in double digits for Oregon State in the loss. Tinkle leads the Beavers with an average of 18 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while Ethan Thompson is Oregon State’s top assist man, dishing out 3.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Oregon State is scoring 72.3 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field, 32.1% from behind the arc and 71.2% from the foul line this season.
Washington State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 conference matchups. Oregon State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. Washington State is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Neither side is one that I’m going to make a run to the betting window to back here, and it almost feels crazy that someone would expect you to lay near double digits with Oregon State. However, I think that just speaks to how bad Washington State has been on the road, failing to cover a single one of their 7 lined road games this season. A stretch for Washington State that started with a 27 point blowout loss at Idaho, and includes double digit losses at UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington. Now granted, all of those teams are better than Oregon State, but I’d need a few more points before feeling comfortable backing the Cougars. This is a game to stay away from for sure, but if I had to pick, I’d lay the points with Oregon State simply because they’re at home.