Beavers vs. Wildcats Prediction
The 24th-ranked Arizona Wildcats are sizable favorites tonight as they host the Oregon State Beavers. Can Arizona cover the double-digit spread?
633 Oregon State at 634 Arizona Wildcats
Thursday, February 20, 2020
McKale Center at 8PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Wildcats are an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 139.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 56 percent of public bets are being placed on host Arizona. Check out our College Basketball Betting Page for the latest updates.
Beavers struggle versus Buffaloes
Oregon State stumbled to a 69-47 home loss Saturday night against Colorado to drop to 15-10 overall and 5-8 in Pac-12 Conference action. The Beavers were outscored 38-25 in the second half of the defeat. Ethan Thompson led Oregon State with 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also tallied five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Tres Tinkle added 10 points, 13 boards and three steals.
Wildcats down Cardinal
Arizona secured a 69-60 win Saturday night at Stanford to improve to 18-7 overall and 8-4 in conference play. The Wildcats led 30-23 at halftime en route to the win. Zeke Nnaji tallied 21 points to lead Arizona on 6-of-10 shooting plus 9-of-12 at the charity stripe. He also racked up 11 rebounds and two steals. Josh Green contributed 15 points, six boards, three assists and two steals. Dylan Smith added 11 points and six caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The road team is 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The Beavers are 9-19 ATS in their last 28 games when the total is set between 130 and 139.5 points.
The Wildcats are 4-1 straight up in the last five meetings. Arizona is 3-2 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Wildcats had a puzzling home loss to UCLA a few games ago, but aside from that they have been very solid as of late and are very deserving of their spot in the top 25. The Wildcats struggled to an 82-65 loss at Oregon State last month, so this is a revenge spot and with them playing much better right now I like the hosts to roll here. Oregon State is not very good defensively and its offense has taken a step back lately. The hosts should have their way.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA WILDCATS -11