UTSA Roadrunners (2-2) at Oregon State Beavers (2-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -10 -- Over/Under: 151 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The UTSA Roadrunners and the Oregon State Beavers meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Gill Coliseum.
UTSA enters this one at 2-2 overall. After losing consecutive games to UTRGV and Oklahoma, the Roadrunners got a win over Sul Ross State in their last outing. As for Oregon State, they’re 2-3 this year. The Beavers have lost their last three straight to Washington State, Wyoming and Portland. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
UTSA opened the season well against UTPB with a 97-71 victory, but after that it was consecutive losses. Those defeats came 81-64 to UTRGV and 105-66 to Oklahoma. The Roadrunners got a win over Sul Ross State 91-62 in their last game, however.
In the win over the Lobos, UTSA’s leading scorer was Keaton Wallace with 19 points, two rebounds and two assists. Jhivvan Jackson added 18 points with four assists and two rebounds, while Eric Parrish posted 14 points, six boards and three assists.
Over on the Oregon State side, they opened up with two wins, but since then it’s been three close losses. The Beavers took out California 71-63 and Northwest WA 114-42 in their first two outings, then fell 59-55 to Washington State and 76-73 to Wyoming. Oregon State lost again in their last game 87-86 to Portland.
In the loss to the Pilots, Oregon State’s top scorer was Ethan Thompson with 31 points, one rebound and one assist. Maurice Calloo added 18 points with five rebounds, and Abdul Alatishe posted nine points with 11 boards.
The Beavers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 19-8 ATS in their last 17 after an ATS loss. The over is 20-9 in Oregon State’s last 29 Wednesday games and 5-2 in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Roadrunners are 0-5 ATS in their last five overall and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games. UTSA is 0-6 ATS in their last six games after a straight-up win and the over is 3-1-1 in their last five Wednesday games.
PICK: I’m sticking with Oregon State. The Beavers have played pretty good ball this season—even in their losses—but haven’t quite been able to close out games. Oregon State’s three defeats have come by a combined nine points, and they’ve scored a combined 159 over their last pair. UTSA has been quite permissive on defense to good teams so far, so the Beavers should be able to bang out a cover here.