Cougars open as college hoops underdog vs Beavers

Washington State CougarsOregon State Beavers
Jan 26, 5:00 PM | Gill Coliseum

Washington State Cougars vs Oregon State Beavers Odds

10-9TEAM RECORD11-8

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Oregon State and Washington State on Saturday, with the host Beavers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Oregon State battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 10-9 mark (10-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-9 for the Beavers and 6-8 for the Cougars.

View Washington State vs Oregon State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Beavers installed as 3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Beavers, most recently No. 75 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 209 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-71 victory for the Beavers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oregon State's No. 46-ranked offense, averaging 74.6 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 34 at 59 PPG. The Beavers field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Washington State owns the country's No. 175-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Oregon State, on the other hand, rates No. 76 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington State was a 68-61 loser on the road against Oregon. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Mike Ladd scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 68-61 to Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena on Wednesday).

Oregon State won its last outing, a 74-66 result against Washington on January 23. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. Devon Collier scored 16 points leading the Beavers to a 74-66 victory over Washington at Gill Coliseum on Wednesday.

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona State are 4-6
After playing Oregon are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing California are 3-7
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Cougars at Beavers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oregon State
Washington State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Oregon State
Washington State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Oregon State
Washington State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oregon State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon State's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington State
Oregon State is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oregon State's last 9 games when playing Washington State

Next up:
Washington State home to Arizona State, Thursday, January 31
Oregon State at California, Thursday, January 31

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