Utah

Oregon State

PICKS


Oregon State -5.5 Point Spread
-110



Over 136 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

Early in the season, Utah was a nice story.  This is a very young team and they were having success. Like most young teams though they have struggled on the road, just one win. Timmy Allen has seen his number jump as a sophomore, leading the team in scoring and rebounding even though he is only 6’6″.  Utah could make a run but more importantly, they can’t afford more losses.  This one looks like a coin flip but it is one they have to get to boost their profile. The Beavers have the same record as Utah but not as much profile.  They have no big wins.  It seems like Tres Tinkle has been with the Beavers forever and he is having another very productive season. He leads the team in scoring, rebounding and steals and could easily be in the NBA next season. He gives them a good go-to option who can always get a decent shot. Take Oregon State here.

Over Under Pick

The Beavers are not an especially high scoring team nor a terrible defensive team but they have been a good bet on overs this season, 15-8.  Utah has not been at 10-13 but playing their home games at altitude could be a factor there.  I think this one is played at a medium pace so it probably goes either way.  I am leaning to the over.