Oregon State at Oregon - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Oregon State (18-13) at Oregon (24-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Oregon -7 -- Over/Under: 139.5
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The Oregon State Beavers (18-13, CONF 8-11) and Oregon Ducks (24-7, CONF 13-5) face off on Wednesday. Oregon State and Oregon faced off twice this season with the home squad winning each of the games.
Oregon State has 18 wins but this still seems like a disappointing season, but they are only a few games away from getting into the tournament if they are to win the Pac 12. Coming into this game they have won three games in a row including Wednesday’s game over the Utah Utes.
Oregon State went into halftime down 39-31 but 40 points in the second half was enough to come away with a victory.
Tres Trinkle has been Oregon State’s best player this season averaging 19 points while playing 37 minutes.
Oregon has been up and down this season, but they come into the Pac 12 tournament having won four games in a row. Each of the last four games Oregon has also done enough to cover the spread.
Over the last five games the Ducks are averaging 76.8 points per game while the defense is giving up 65.2 points. Oregon is led by guard Payton Pritchard who is averaging 20.5 points while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. In the last game against Stanford, he put up 29 points and he is going to be a key in this game. If Pritchard is playing their best basketball of the season, this is a team that could make a run to the Final Four.
Oregon State is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games played on Thursday. The under is 10-4 in Oregon State’s last 14 games played on a neutral site. Oregon is 30-12 against the spread in their last 42 games overall. The under is 26-11 in Oregon’s last 37 games played on Thursday.
Oregon State had trouble on Wednesday with Utah and it’s not going to get any easier in this game. Look for Oregon to run up the score and that will be the difference. Back Oregon to win this game and cover the spread.