Oregon State at Arizona odds, picks and prediction

The Oregon State Beavers (3-20, 1-12 Pac 12) visit McKale Center Thursday to take on the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats (22-2, 12-1). Tip is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Oregon State vs. Arizona odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

The Wildcats are coming into this game following a 24-point win (92-68) over Washington Saturday. Arizona managed to cover its third straight game, this time as a 14.5-point favorite.

The Wildcats have covered 6 of their last 10 and are 7-5-1 against the spread (ATS) in Pac 12 games.

Oregon State is just 3-9-1 ATS in conference play and failed to cover as a 13.5-point underdog at home against Arizona in the first meeting between the two – the Wildcats won 90-65 back on Dec. 5.

The Beavers are 0-8 on the road and just 5-17-1 ATS overall.

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Oregon State at Arizona odds, picks and prediction

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Money line: Oregon State +1500 (bet $100 to win $1,500) | Arizona -10000 (bet $10,000 to win $100)
Against the spread: Oregon State +24.5 (-112) | Arizona -24.5 (-108)
Over/Under (O/U): 152.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

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Oregon State at Arizona odds, picks and prediction

Prediction

Arizona 90, Oregon State 64

Money line

PASS.

No chance I’m playing a -10000 money line. Certainly not banking on a miraculous upset either at +1500. Look to the spread for any value in this conference battle.

Against the spread

BET ARIZONA -24.5 (-108).

While a 24.5-point spread feels like too much within a conference matchup, the Wildcats could’ve covered this number while on the road in their first meeting.

The Wildcats are averaging 84.9 points per game, the third most in the nation. They shoot 48.8% from the field, the 10th best in the nation. The Beavers rank 339th in opponents’ field-goal rate at 46.7%.

That’s going to be brutal for them against the ‘Cats. It’s the main reason why I’m backing Arizona here. Oregon State is also just 1-6-1 ATS on the road this season.

Over/Under

LEAN to the OVER 152.5 (-115).

Oregon State, primarily because of its atrocious defense, is 17-6 O/U, the best Over covering rate in the Pac 12. The Beavers have covered the Over by an average of 4.8-points per game as well. They’re 11-2 O/U in conference play.

Arizona is 12-12 O/U overall. The Wildcats should come out on fire and help push this total Over.

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Author: Naomi Berry