The Arizona Wildcats and Oregon State Beavers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Gill Coliseum. The Arizona Wildcats look for their 15th win. The Oregon State Beavers look for their eighth win.
The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 85.8 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Azuolas Tubelis is averaging 20.6 points and 2.1 assists, while Oumar Ballo is averaging 16.8 points and 8.9 rebounds. Kerr Kriisa is the third double-digit scorer and Pelle Larsson is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game.
The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 63.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Jordan Pope is averaging 12.3 points and 2.7 assists, while Glenn Taylor Jr. is averaging 11.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. Dexter Akanno is dishing 2.1 assists and Dzmitry Ryuny is dishing 1.3 assists. The Oregon State Beavers are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon State Beavers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Beavers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Wildcats last 7 overall. The under is 7-2 in Beavers last 9 overall. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Oregon State Beavers will have a packed house for this one and that helps, but they lack the scoring depth to keep up. The Arizona Wildcats are arguably the best offensive team in the country, and the opponent needs to have scoring options to hang around. Big line, but Arizona has the horses to pull away.