Against the Spread Pick
Although the Oregon State Beavers beat the Oregon Ducks in the previous head-to-head matchup this season, home-court advantage may be the difference. Both teams are completely different when it comes to game location. Oregon State is a solid 10-4 at home compared to 3-7 on the road. Oregon is a perfect 14-0 at home and just 5-5 when it does not have the benefit of playing in its own friendly confines. In other words, the Ducks will likely get revenge on Thursday–and in a big way. Payton Pritchard (20.1 points per game) is coming off a 38-point performance in a 73-72 overtime victory at 24th-ranked Arizona this past Saturday. Pritchard is shooting 39.8 percent from three-point range and his team is shooting 38.0 percent from deep altogether. Oregon State is 2-7 ATS in its last nine on Thursdays. The Ducks are 27-12 ATS in their last 39 overall, 14-5 ATS in their last 19 at home, and 23-9 ATS in their last 32 against opponents with winning records. Take OREGON.
Over Under Pick
Only 116 total points were scored in the previous head-to-head matchup two weeks ago. Outside of Pritchard, Oregon has only two players averaging in double-figures–none more than 12.9 ppg. Oregon State, which is shooting just 31.7 percent from the land of plenty, was recently held to 47 points by Colorado. The under is 4-1 in the Beavers’ last five against opponents with winning records. It is also 4-1 in the Ducks’ last five against opponents with winning records. Go with the UNDER.