Oregon State vs. Stanford - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oregon State vs. Stanford - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford (20-9) at Oregon State (15-13)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)

The Line: Oregon State 0 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Stanford Cardinal (20-9, CONF 9-7) and Oregon State Beavers (15-13, CONF 5-11) face off in a Pac 12 showdown. Oregon State beat Stanford 68-63 earlier this season. 

Stanford is trying to make it into the NCAA tournament and a loss in this game would be devastating for their chances. Coming into this game Stanford has won four games in a row and they covered the spread in each of those games. 

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Away from home this season Stanford has a 4-4 record and the stats have actually been strong away from home but the offense has been a little worse giving up 64.6 points per game. The biggest issue for Stanford has been inconsistency with the offense, and they need to get it done. 

Stanford is led by forward Oscar da Silva who is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 58.7 percent from the field. 

Oregon State is having another down season and unless they win the Pac 12 tournament, they won’t be in the NCAA tournament. Coming into this game Oregon State has lost four games in a row amd failed to cover the spread in three of the games. In the last game against Oregon the offense could only manage 54 points and that led to a loss.

At home this season Oregon State has a 10-4 record but there last game they lost to Colorado 69-47. At home this season Oregon State is averaging 72.9 points per game and they need the offense to step up.if they want a chance to win.

Oregon State is led by forward Tres Tinkle who is averaging 18.1 points while shooting 44.1 percent from the field. 

The under is 8-3 in Stanford’s last 11 games played on Thursday. The under is 10-4-2 in Stanford’s last 16 road games. Oregon State is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Thursday. The over is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings between the Beavers and Cardinal. 

 

The Cardinal have had strong offensive performances and there should be plenty of scoring in this one. This total should be closer to 138, so back the over with confidence. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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