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How and what to watch for Oregon State. vs No. 21 Oregon

The Ducks are looking to gain ground on UCLA while Oregon State is trying to stay out of the basement in the PAC 12

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On Saturday night the 7-5 Oregon State Beavers head to Eugene to take on their rival, the no. 21 Oregon Ducks, who currently sit at 9-2 on the year.

The Ducks are coming off of a pause in their schedule due to COVID-19 and they haven’t taken the floor since January 9. But by all accounts, they should be good to go against the Beavers, and they’ll be looking to build on their success in recent games, winning four of their last five. The UO offense is well-balanced, with four players averaging double figures each game. But they’ll have injury questions as seniors Chris Duarte and LJ Figueroa aren’t expected to play.

Duarte is third in the PAC-12 scoring just over 18 points per game, and the squad as a whole is scoring nearly 80 points per game and is currently ranked the 20th best team in the nation in KenPom’s rankings, which is the highest of any team in the PAC-12.

Oregon State hasn’t been as fortunate, coming in at 142 in KenPom, which is the lowest in the conference. They’ve lost two of their last four and in their most recent contest only scored 58 points against the USC Trojans. Where the Ducks have multiple offensive weapons, OSU only has two players averaging double figures, and their leading scorer scores less than Oregon’s second-best offensive player. They’re also allowing an average of nearly 70 points per game, but have given up as many as 98 just a week ago.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Oregon State vs. Oregon on Saturday, January 23rd at 10:30 p.m. ET on the Pac-12 Network, or you can stream it via these apps with a cable or streaming service login that gets the channel. If you don’t have a cable login to access the app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Oregon -8.5
Point Total: 137
Money line: Oregon State +330, Oregon -435

  • Oregon State are 5-2 SU in their last seven games, and 5-6 ATS this season.
  • Oregon is 6-5 ATS, and 4-2 against the number at home.

The Best Bet

With the injury issues for the Ducks today, it might be a good spot for a Beavers squad that’s won two in a row, but has barely played on the road. Just too much number here to think they can’t hang around.

Pick: Oregon State +8.5

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