Oregon State vs. UCLA - 1/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UCLA Bruins (9-9) at Oregon State Beavers (12-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UCLA Bruins and the Oregon State Beavers meet in Pac-12 conference college basketball action from the Gill Coliseum on Thursday night.
The UCLA Bruins will look to build on a 50-40 win over Cal last time out. Chris Smith led the Bruins with 17 points on 7 of 9 shooting with a pair of threes and a team-high 8 rebounds and 3 steals while Jalen Hill and Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 11 points apiece to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for UCLA in the win with Hill shooting 4 of 5 with 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. Tyger Campbell added 4 points with a team-high 8 assists as well in the victory for the Bruins. Smith leads UCLA in scoring with an average of 12.3 points per game while Hill leads the Bruins in rebounding with 7.3 rebounds per game and Campbell leads UCLA in assists with 4.5 assists per game this season. As a team, UCLA is averaging 69.6 points per game on 43.5% shooting from the field, 30.3% from behind the 3-point line and 68.5% from the foul line this season.
The Oregon State Beavers will look to rebound after an 89-76 loss to Washington State last time out. Tres Tinkle led the Beavers with 22 points on 9 of 20 shooting with a team-high 8 rebounds while Ethan Thompson added 14 points with 5 rebounds and Kylor Kelley had 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting with 3 blocks. Sean Miller-Moore added 10 points to cap off the scoring in double figures for the Beavers in the losing effort. Tinkle leads Oregon State in scoring and rebounding with an average of 19.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while Thompson leads the Beavers in assists with 4.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Oregon State is averaging 4.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Oregon State is averaging 76.4 points per game on 48.1% shooting from the field, 33.8% from behind the arc and 73% from the foul line this season.
UCLA is 16-35 ATS in their last 51 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Oregon State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings between these two teams.
The points with the Bruins are kind of tempting as UCLA is higher up in the Pac-12 standings right now, but that doesn’t change the fact that UCLA is just a bad team with a bad coach this season. Oregon State has a ton of experience and this is the last kick at the can for guys like Tres Tinkle and Kylor Kelley who have been huge cogs in the Beavers’ rotation over the last few years. Bad losses like ones to UCLA won’t help their resume come March and I think the Beavers have to take advantage of winnable spots like these so I’ll lay the points with Oregon State here.