Washington State vs. Oregon State - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (14-15) at Washington State Cougars (12-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon State Beavers and Washington State Cougars meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Friel Court.
The Oregon State Beavers need a win to get back to a .500 record. The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 73.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Tres Tinkle is averaging 17.9 points and 3.8 assists while Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 15.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Drew Eubanks is the third double-digit scorer and Ethan Thompson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Oregon State Beavers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon State Beavers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Oregon State Beavers haven’t won a road game since March of 2016.
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The Washington State Cougars look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 73.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Robert Franks is averaging 17.7 points and 6.9 rebounds while Malachi Flynn is averaging 15.4 points and 4.3 assists. Carter Skaggs is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Viont'e Daniels is dishing two assists. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have split their last six home games.
The Beavers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Cougars are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Beavers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington St., 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
We're getting a free bucket with Washington State at home against an Oregon State team that hasn't won a road game in two full years. Yes, the Oregon State Beavers blew the doors off Washington State, winning by 32 points, and they've won seven of the last eight meetings against the Cougars. Maybe that has something to do with the line, but I'm not laying chalk with a squad that hasn't won on the road since 2016 regardless of the situation. I'll take WSU and the free bucket.