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Beavers open as college hoops underdog vs Wildcats

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Jan 12, 8:30 PM | McKale Center

Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Oregon State when they take on the Wildcats on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Wildcats currently sports a 11-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-8 ATS. The Beavers are 11-5 and 7-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 6-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Beavers have gone 8-4 against the number.

View Oregon State vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Wildcats as 5.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 36 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Beavers sit at No. 180 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Beavers will win this game 85-79.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Beavers rank No. 141 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.7 per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 123 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Arizona is college basketball's No. 90-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Beavers rate No. 107 with 6.9 per game.

Defensively, Oregon State features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oregon State, they were a 103-101 loser as they battled Stanford at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Oregon State came out on the wrong end of a high-scoring game in their last game Saturday, as they suffered a 103-101 loss against Stanford.

Arizona was a 57-46 winner in their most recent outing on the road against USC. They covered the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. Arizona got 20 points from Jesse Perry en route to a 57-46 victory over USC on Sunday at Galen Center.

Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona State are 4-6
After playing Stanford are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Oregon are 7-3
After playing USC are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Beavers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Oregon State is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Oregon State is 1-18 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Oregon State
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oregon State

Next up:
Oregon State at Arizona State, Saturday, January 14
Arizona home to Oregon, Saturday, January 14