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College basketball point spread favors Utes in battle with Beavers

Oregon State BeaversUtah Utes
8-5January 04, 2014, 04:00 | Jon M. Huntsman Center11-2

Jon M. Huntsman Center will host Utah Utes vs. Oregon State Beavers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This season, the Utes are 11-2 overall and 7-1 ATS, while the Beavers are 8-5 and 4-5-1 ATS. As for the totals, Utah boasts a 3-5 on the OU, and Oregon State is 4-6.

View Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Utes sit at No. 49 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Beavers sit at No. 188 on the same chart.

Last time out for Oregon State, they were a 64-58 loser as they battled Colorado on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. Oregon State got 23 points from Roberto Nelson but lost anyway, 64-58, to Colorado on Thursday at Coors Events Center.

In their last action, Utah was a 70-68 loser at home against Oregon. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Jordan Loveridge scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Utes to a win (they lost 70-68 to Oregon at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Thursday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 85.92 PPG, against a Beavers defense that ranks No. 194 at 73.23 PPG. The Utes field goal percentage has averaged 52.84% so far, more than the Beavers marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.85% per game.

A few Beavers at Utes trends to consider:
Oregon State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Oregon State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oregon State's last 6 games
Oregon State is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Utah is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Utah is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Utah is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oregon State

Next up:
Oregon State home to Stanford, Thursday, January 9th
Utah at Washington, Wednesday, January 8th