Planning on watching today's Beavers and Cougars game? Catch the action at Friel Court in Pullman, WA, as the Cougars hosts this showdown at 11:00 ET on PACN. This Pac-12 conference matchup has an over/under of 133.5 points, and the Cougars are favored to win at home vs. the Beavers.

OREGON STATE BEAVERS VS WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oregon State Beavers +11

This game will be played at Friel Court at 11:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE OREGON STATE BEAVERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have Washington State winning straight-up, we like Oregon State at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Beavers Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

After 13 games, Oregon State has a 9-4 overall record. In their last three road games, which includes games from last year, Oregon State has lost all three. Oregon State's record against the spread heading into today's game stands at 5-8. Last season, they struggled on the road, going just 1-14 vs. the spread.

Oregon State's games have, on average, featured 141.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 9-4-0. Their average over/under line is currently 137.2 points so far. The Beavers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 138 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

Oregon State's offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 86 points against USC. They had an overall field goal percentage of 59.6% and made 22/31 free throws. Coming into the game, the Beavers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 18.9 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 17.2 made free-throws.

Currently, the Beavers' defense holds the 105th rank in the nation, allowing 69.2 points per game. So far, the Oregon State defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.2 times per game (644th).

Will Washington State Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Washington State, who has played a total of 13 games, are 9-4. In away games, they have yet to win a game, but at home they are 9-2. Washington State's ATS record is currently sitting below .500 at 5-7-1. This year, they have gone 0-1-1 on the road vs. the spread and 5-6 at home.

Up to this point, games involving Washington State have had an average of 139.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 140.2 points. Their over/under record is 6-7-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Cougars' games have averaged 136 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-4.

In contrast to their season average of 75.1 points per game, the Washington State had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against Colorado and had a field goal percentage of 48.3%. The team's scoring leader is Isaac Jones, who holds an average of 15.5 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Myles Rice is averaging 14.2 points per game this season.

This season, the Washington State defense has been impressive, holding the 40th position in the country while permitting an average of 64.7 points per contest. In today's game, the Washington State defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 74 points.