UCLA vs. Oregon State Prediction
The UCLA Bruins have dropped six out of their last 10 games while the Oregon State Beavers have split over their last 10 games. The Pac-12 rivals will meet tonight with the Beavers listed as a home favorite. Will they cover?
683 UCLA Bruins (+7.5) at 684 Oregon Beavers (-7.5); o/u 135.5
11:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 23, 2020
Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, OR
Public Betting Information
According to our College Basketball Public Betting page, 65% of betting tickets are currently on Oregon State to cover the spread in this matchup.
UCLA Player Spotlight
Chris Smith had 17 points (7-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and three steals across 31 minutes in Sunday's 50-40 win over California. Smith has made the most of his opportunity in the starting lineup in his past six games, averaging 14.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and two assists across 29 minutes per game over that span. The junior has been a major contributor for the Bruins this season, racking up a 23.8 percent usage rate to go along with taking 23.9 percent of shots while on the floor. Smith's surge of late definitely warrants a look in Pac-12 formats.
Oregon State Player Spotlight
Tres Tinkle compiled 20 points (6-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and three steals across 38 minutes Sunday in Oregon State's 82-65 win over Arizona. Though Oregon State and Arizona were tied at 31 at the intermission, the senior forward's stellar all-around outing helped the Beavers pull away in the second half. Tinkle moved into third on Oregon State's career scoring list with the 20-point outing and has now reached double figures in 81 consecutive games, which marks the second-longest streak in program history.
College Basketball Predictions
The underdog is 9-3 against the spread in the last 12 meetings between these two teams.
The Beavers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games.
The Bruins are just 2-7 against the number in their last nine games overall, is 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 games as a road underdog and have failed to cover in 16 of their last 21 games overall when they’re listed as an underdog. The Beavers, meanwhile, have covered in six of their last seven games coming off a loss, are 15-3 at the betting window in their last 18 games coming off an ATS loss and are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games as a home favorite.
College Basketball Betting Prediction: Oregon State -7.5