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Oregon State vs. Arizona - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona at Oregon State
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Gill Coliseum
Corvallis, OR
The Line
Oregon State Beavers -4 -- Over/Under: 135
TV Channel
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Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Wildcats will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The Arizona Wildcats won their 2nd straight game and improved to 16-12 (7-8 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Stanford Cardinal, 70-54, this past Sunday. Arizona led by a 31-23 margin at halftime and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 58-46 lead with 7:24 left in regulation. Arizona held Stanford to just 39.6% from the field and 20.0% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Justin Coleman who had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.

On the season, Arizona is averaging 72.1 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 33.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Arizona has been led by Brandon Randolph (13.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.1 apg), Chase Jeter (11.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg), Brandon Williams (11.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.7 apg), and Justin Coleman (9.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.0 spg).

Defensively, Arizona is holding their opponents to an average of 68.2 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of -0.1 and a turnover margin of 3.6.

The Oregon State Beavers improved to 17-9 (9-5 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the USC Trojans, 67-62, this past Saturday. Oregon State was solid defensively against the USC offense and pulled away late after an 8-0 Beavers run gave Oregon State a 65-56 lead with just :27 seconds left in regulation. Oregon State held USC to 44.3% shooting from the field and 29.6% shooting from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Beavers was Tres Tinkle who had a double-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, Oregon State is averaging 73.6 ppg on 46.9% shooting from the field. The Beavers are averaging 6.6 three-pointers per game on 32.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State has been led by Tres Tinkle (19.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.6 spg), Stephen Thompson Jr. (16.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg), Ethan Thompson (13.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.0 spg), and Kylor Kelley (7.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.4 bpg).

Defensively, Oregon State is allowing their opponents to average 68.7 ppg on 42.4% shooting from the field. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 3.2 and a turnover margin of -0.7.

The Wildcats are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Beavers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.

Arizona has lost 3 of their last 10 games and come into this game ranked 196th in scoring offense, 258th in FG%, and 90th in scoring defense.

Oregon State has won 5 of their last 7 games and has been solid on both ends of the court as the Beavers rank 59th in FG%, 108th in scoring defense, and 99th in defensive FG%.

Arizona has picked up some much needed wins after a recent 7-game losing streak, however, this is a Wildcats team that is just 3-6 on the road this season and has really struggled on the offensive end. Oregon State is one of the more talented teams in the Pac-12 this season and between the fact that they have the best player on the floor in Tres Tinkle and that they are 10-3 at home this season, I think Oregon State revenges their lost at Arizona earlier this season and does enough to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!

Oregon State Beavers -4

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