Oregon State vs. Utah - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Utah Runnin' Utes (14-9) at Oregon State Beavers (14-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -5 -- Over/Under: 136.5
The Oregon State Beavers host the Utah Utes in Thursday Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers are 12-7 this season and they have won 2 of their last 3 games in what has been a somewhat disappointing season. Oregon State is 9-3 at home this season and they are 13-10 overall against the spread. The Beavers are averaging 73.3 points per game and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. Tres Tinkle leads Oregon State averaging 19 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Ethan Thompson is averaging 15.1 points, Kylor Kelly is averaging 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Zach Reichle is averaging 8.4 points. Oregon State has struggled in the Pac-12 going 4-7 overall and just 2-3 at home.
The Utah Utes are 14-9 this season and they have won their last two games. Utah is just 1-6 on the road this season and they are 13-10 against the spread overall. The Utes are averaging 72.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.4 points per game and their opponents shoot 42.9 percent. Timmy Allen is leading Utah averaging 18.4 points per game. Both Gach is averaging 10.6 points, Rylan Jones is averaging 10.5 points, and Riley Battin is averaging 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Utah is 5-6 in the Pac-12 and 0-5 in conference games this season.
Oregon State are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 0-5 against the spread following a cover, and 0-5 against the spread following. Utah is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a team a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 road games. The underdog has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings of these two teams.
Utah has just been terrible on the road and I don’t see that changing here. I will lay the points with Oregon State.