Oregon State Beavers (11-4) vs Arizona Wildcats (13-4)Date : 01/19/2019
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : McKale Memorial Center, Tuscon, Arizona
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats
The Oregon State Beavers will take their winning play to McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Arizona, in which to battle the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Arizona continued its dominant play on the road in their last outing by beating up on the California Golden Bears as their defense was certainly the tip of the spear in allowing just 38% shooting for the Golden Bears throughout the matchup while the Wildcats were able to connect on over 50% of their shots on the night in addition to having no major problems at all in disposing of a struggling California squad.
On the other hand, the Oregon State Beavers are winners of five of their last six games, overall, along with four straight as they continued their outstanding play at home versus the UCLA Bruins in their last outing in what turned out to be a blowout victory as the Beavers ended the game shooting a tad under 48% for the game while also capitalizing on 13 costly turnovers for UCLA en route to the victory. Also, Oregon State possessed five double-digit scorers for the game as they were led by Stephen Thompson Jr along with Ethan Thompson with 17 points each.
Oregon State Beavers 's Latest Performance :
The Arizona State Sun Devils were experiencing a rough patch of play before their meeting with the Oregon State Beavers at home in their last time out. Nonetheless, when all was said and done, the Sun Devils were able to find momentum early and often throughout the contest as they went up by 9 at the break only to fight off a late rally by Oregon State in which to pick up the all-important conference victory. Rob Edwards along with Tayshaun Cherry led the team with 13 and 12 points, respectively, while Lugentz Dort struggled on the night while ending with just nine points in the contest. In all, Arizona State possessed five double-digit scorers on the night compared to just 2 20 point scorers for the Beavers in Tres Tinkle along with Ethan Thompson, who each finished with 21 points while combining for 10 assists in the loss.
Oregon state has lost two of their last three road games, overall, and will certainly be facing a task versus the Arizona Wildcats in this contest on Saturday. Unfortunately for Oregon State, Arizona has allowed opponents to surpass the 60-point mark at home in just three of their last eight home games.
Arizona Wildcats's Latest Performance :
The Arizona Wildcats, despite their win over the Golden Bears, were certainly humbled in their last matchup versus the Oregon Ducks at home as the Ducks were able to maintain control of this contest throughout despite shooting just 38% from the floor. Apparently, this percentage was certainly enough as they allowed a potentially dangerous offense for the Arizona Wildcats to shoot just 36% in the floor on the night while converting on just 6 of 22 three point attempts. On the other hand, Oregon was able to connect on 7 of 17 3-point attempts on the night; However, the stat for the contest was 15 turnovers, total, Arizona, which certainly sealed their fate in the end.
Paul White along with Victor Bailey Jr led the offense, once again, with 16 and 13 points, respectively, for the Ducks while Lewis King also chipped in 10 points while pulling down nine rebounds for the visitors. On the other hand, Arizona was led by Chase Jeter, who struggled on the night in going 5-13 from the floor, with 12 points while Brandon Williams went 3-8 from the field on a difficult night as well while finishing with 10 points, total.
With the loss, Arizona fell to second place within the Pac-12 Conference behind just the Washington Huskies. Nonetheless, they will seek to get back on the winning track versus an Oregon State team that was also humbled in their last matchup by the Arizona State Sun Devils after garnering up a four-game winning streak.
How Oregon State Beavers & Arizona Wildcats Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Oregon state is 9 – 5 – 1 ATS while the OU is 5 – 10
Arizona Wildcats are 9 – 7 – 1 ATS while the OU is 8 – 9
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will certainly be a very important matchup for both teams on Saturday as the Oregon State Beavers will remain on the road in which to face the Arizona Wildcats. In other words, the second and third place teams within the Pac-12 will certainly be looking to pick up a victory in this contest in which to increase their positioning within the conference while also atoning for huge setbacks in their last contests. It is for this reason that one should expect a highly competitive matchup and one to where both defenses, which are allowing 42% shooting from the floor or less on a nightly basis, we will be looking to assert themselves early and often versus two offenses that can indeed be dangerous, if given the opportunity.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Arizona Wildcats
My reason for the pick :
What concerns me about the Oregon State Beavers is that they simply do not have enough scoring from other players within the lineup other than Tinkle and Thompson. Furthermore, when facing an Arizona Wildcats team that is allowing opponents to shoot less than 40% from the floor per night, one has to think that the Wildcats will step up the pressure on both these two individuals. With that being the case, look for Arizona to have a solid defensive night throughout this contest on Saturday as they will neutralize an offense for Oregon State that suffers from lack of balance offensive output on a nightly basis. On the other hand, the offense for Arizona will find its fair share of difficulties seeking to find quality looks versus a stout Oregon State defense as well; However, look for the home team to also hit critical basket down the stretch in which to pull away from the Beavers in addition to pulling out the conference victory.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
The under has been the play in two of the last three road games for Oregon State, as stated, while also being the result in four of the last seven home games for the Arizona Wildcats. In other words, with so much on the line for both teams in this contest, look for both defenses, which has been the tip of the spear in their success this season, to really take center stage in this contest in limiting offensive opportunities throughout, thus allowing the under to be the strong play.
Betting trends for Oregon State Beavers :
- The Beavers are 5-1 against the spread in last 6 games
- The under is 6 – 2 in Beavers last eight games
Betting trends for Arizona Wildcats:
- The Wildcats are 3-1 against the spread in last 4 games
- The over is 4 – 1 in Wildcats last 5 games