The Cardinal and Beavers are set to face off at 11:00 ET on ESPN2. The Beavers will host the game at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR. In this Pac-12 matchup, the Cardinal are the betting favorite against the Beavers. The over/under for the game is 141.5 points.

STANFORD CARDINAL VS OREGON STATE BEAVERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oregon State Beavers +4.5

This game will be played at Gill Coliseum at 11:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE OREGON STATE BEAVERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Beavers.
  • Not only will Oregon State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Stanford Shock Everyone at Gill Coliseum?

After 14 games, Stanford has a record of 7-7, including a 2-2 mark in Pac-12 play. On the road, the Cardinal are just 1-3, and they come in with an average scoring margin of -6.2 points per game.

So far this season, Stanford has been favored in eight of its 14 games, going 5-3 in those contests. Most recently, the Cardinal fell to USC by a score of 93-79. Over their last 10 games on the road, Stanford has gone 3-7.

Stanford has an ATS record of 7-6 this season, including a mark of 4-4 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinal have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Stanford is 9-4 and today's line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.2). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their average scoring total in their last three games (155) is higher than their season average (152.6).

Coming off a good offensive performance, Stanford's offense scored 79 points against USC. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.7%, and they went 8/10 from the free-throw line. Currently leading the team in scoring is Maxime Raynaud who comes into today's matchup averaging 13.2. Mike Jones also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.6.

Currently, the Cardinal's defense holds the 231st rank in the nation, allowing 75.0 points per game. Against USC in their most recent game, the Stanford defense gave up a total of 93 points while allowing USC to hit 47% of their shots.

Will Oregon State Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

After losing their last two games, Oregon State will look to bounce back at home against Stanford. The Beavers are 9-6 overall this season, including a 1-3 mark in Pac-12 play. At home, Oregon State is 9-4 and has an average scoring margin of +2.8 points per game.

So far this season, the Beavers have been the underdog in seven of their 15 games, going 1-6 in those contests. They come into this game as 4.5-point underdogs, and their record as the underdog is in stark contrast to their 8-0 record as the favorite.

Overall, Oregon State has an ATS record of 7-8 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 5-8 and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three home games. As the underdog, the Beavers are 4-3 vs. the spread this year and they have an ATS record of 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record in Oregon State games is 10-5 and today's over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (137.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 143 points.

In their recent matchup, the Oregon State offense ended with 72 points against Washington. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.8% and made 10 threes. The team's top scorer is Jordan Pope, who enters today's matchup with an average of 17.9, while Tyler Bilodeau also carries a PPG average of 12.5 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the Oregon State defense is giving up an average of 69.5 points per contest. Against Washington in their most recent game, the Oregon State defense gave up a total of 79 points while allowing Washington to hit 47% of their shots.