Oregon Ducks (11-4) at Oregon State Beavers (9-5)
|Date & Time||Friday January 5, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +2.5 -- Over/Under:
We close out Friday night’s college basketball slate with some Pac-12 conference action as the Oregon Ducks take on the Oregon State Beavers.
The Oregon Ducks will look to build some momentum after rebounding from their conference opening loss with a 77-62 win over Colorado to give the Ducks their 6th win in their last 7 games. Troy Brown led the team with 21 points on 7 of 11 shooting with a 6 for 6 mark from the foul line and team-highs of 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Elijah Brown came 2nd with 17 points, while Kenny Wooten shot a perfect 4 of 4 from the field with 7 rebounds of his own and 3 blocks. Payton Pritchard added 12 points and a team-high 4 assists along with 3 steals to round out the scoring in double figures for the Ducks in the win. Pritchard leads Oregon with an average of 15.4 points and 4.3 assists per game, while Brown is the team’s top rebounder with 7.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Oregon is scoring 82.8 points per game on 47.7% shooting from the field, 37.4% from behind the arc and 77.8% from the foul line this season.
The Oregon State Beavers will try to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games, including a 66-64 loss to Utah in their last outing. Tres Tinkle led the team with 14 points along with team-highs of 5 rebounds and 5 assists with a pair of steals. Stephen Thompson Jr. came right behind with 13 points on 5 of 12 shooting with 3 triples and 4 assists while Drew Eubanks added 10 points with 5 boards to round out the scoring in double digits for Oregon State in the loss. Ethan Thompson added 4 assists while Seth Berger and Alfred Hollins each added a pair of steals. Tinkle leads the team with an average of 18,2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while Ethan Thompson is the team’s leading assist man with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Oregon State is scoring 75.2 points per game on 47.7% shooting from the field, 30.7% from behind the arc and 71.6% from the foul line this season.
Oregon is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 conference matchups while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Oregon State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Oregon is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings at Oregon State.
I know Oregon State is looking improved and is at home and normally getting points with the home team is a solid bet. However, I think Oregon is a level above their in-state rival, and if this game turns into a track meet, things could get ugly for the Beavers. Give me Oregon and the low line here.