Arizona vs. Oregon State Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Arizona as a 10.5-point favorite versus Oregon State while the over/under total is currently sitting at 146.5 points. The Wildcats are 14-1 on the season and 2-1 on the road, while the Beavers are 10-5 overall and 7-3 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Wildcats opened as 7.5-point favorites but the line has been bet up to 10.5 at most sports books. As for the total, it opened at 145 and is now up to 146.5 at most sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 62% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Beavers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Arizona. According to latest college basketball trends, Arizona is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss, 15-6 ATS in their last 21 road games and is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS loss. Oregon State is 7-16 ATS in their last 23 Saturday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Pacific-12.
Last year: (3/9/12): ARIZONA (-2.5) over Oregon State, 72-61. Arizona (14-1 SU, 7-6 ATS) is coming off a loss to Oregon, 70-66 on Thursday giving 1.5. The problem on Thursday was a lack of support from their bench, which produced just six points. They take on an Oregon State team (10-5 SU, 4-7 ATS) that lost two players to suspension including 6-10 Eric Moreland, who averaged 10.8pg and 11.1 rebounds per game. They lost on Thursday to Arizona State, 72-62, without Moreland and Victor Robbins, who is also suspended but plays very litle. lost one of their top players to suspension prior to their game Thursday against visiting Arizona State and their lack of depth showed in the 72-62 loss to the Sun Devils. Without Moreland, the team has very little depth. Arizona has a talented trio of freshman big men in Grant Jerrett, Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski. They combined for seven points against the Ducks, well below the 20.1 they averaged coming into the game. Expect them to rebound in this game, especially if Moreland is out. Arizona takes on Oregon State at 8pmET from Gil Coliseum in Corvalis, Oreg.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: ARIZONA WILDCATS -10.5