Oregon State Beavers vs. Arizona Wildcats - 1/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Tanya Simon
January 15, 2020

It's a clash of teams from the Pac-12 on the hardwood coming to you from the Pacific Northwest. Arizona is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games against Oregon State.

Arizona is seventh in the NCAA with 4.5 steals allowed per game while Oregon State is 24th with 5.2 steals allowed per game. ASU went on a late 9-2 run to bring the game to a five point deficit, but its momentum was stymied by timely shots from Pritchard and Duarte.

Previous meetings: Arizona leads the series 65-21.

Arizona is 5-1 in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Oregon State.

Arizona travels to Corvallis, Ore., on Sunday night to take on Oregon State in the final game of a weekend loaded with quality college basketball matchups. But then Oregon State used a 15-3 run to take control and never relinquished it from there. He finished the game with 29 points hitting 9-of-16 shots and 6-of-9 from downtown. Arizona has won by an average of 13 points in its last seven wins over the Beavers. He also became second player in Colorado history to reach 1,000 points, 400 assists and 400 rebounds in a career. OR held the Sun Devils to 31 percent shooting from behind the arc and just 39 percent from the floor in general. Converting at the free throw line was one of Oregon's biggest strengths.

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As always the Ducks played in their pesky matchup zone defense that has caused Pac-12 fits ever since Dana Altman came to Eugene.

Payton Pritchard scored 29 points, and No. 9 OR held off Arizona State 78-69 on Saturday night in Eugene, Ore. The Beavers trailed 36-25 at halftime and were unable to bounce back. She led all Pac-12 freshmen in scoring and rebounding and also had the most double-doubles of all Pac-12 freshmen. Richardson had 21 off the bench to lead the Ducks.Battle tested. That gave OR a little cushion to work with and a 40-31 lead at halftime.

Carlos da Silva scored all 15 of his points in the first half for Stanford (14-2, 3-0), which beat Washington State for a seventh straight time.

Oregon State lost by an 82-76 score at home Thursday night against Arizona State to drop to 11-4 overall and 1-2 in conference action. OR is shooting a solid 48.4 percent from the field as a team this season.

While the Ducks lost, the top team in the country, CT also dropped a game to Baylor earlier this week, snapping a 98 game home winning streak. OR is shooting a mediocre 68.9 percent from the free throw line as a team this season.

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