Oregon State vs Denver 12/21/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Denver Pioneers and the Oregon State Beavers meet in college basketball action from the Gill Coliseum on Wednesday night.

The Denver Pioneers will look to rebound from an 83-66 loss to Omaha last time out. Tommy Bruner leads the Pioneers in scoring and assists with 15.7 PPG and 4.5 APG whle Tevin Smith has 13.1 PPG in 7 games so far this year. Tyree Corbett has 10.5 PPG with a team-high 8.7 RPG to lead the Pioneers in rebounding while Justin Mullins has 12.5 PPG and Touko Tainamo has 10.8 PPG with 6.2 RPG this season. Lukas Kisunas also has 10.2 PPG with 4.2 RPG on the year. As a team, Denver is averaging 77.8 PPG on 53.1% shooting from the field, 35.1% from three and 69.7% from the foul line this season.

The Oregon State Beavers will be out to build on a 65-56 win over Green Bay last time out. Jordan Pope leads Oregon State in scoring with 13.8 PPG and a team-high 3.2 APG to lead the Beavers in the assist department up to this point in the year. Glenn Taylor Jr. has 12.2 PPG with 3.6 RPG and 2.3 APG and Dexter Akanno has 10.3 PPG with 2.5 APG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Oregon State so far this season while Dzmitry Ryuny has 7 PPG and a team-high 5.6 RPG to lead the Beavers on the glass this season. As a team, Oregon State is averaging 66 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field, 31.5% from three and 74.7% from the foul line this season.

Denver is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games while the over is 20-6 in their last 26 road games. Oregon State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a win while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m backing the under. I just don’t trust either offense as far as I can throw them and I honestly think this is likely going to be a 40-minute brickfest. This could be a first to 60 wins kind of game if we even get that high. Give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Under 138.5