The Oregon State Beavers (11-4, 1-2 Pac-12) welcome the No. 24 Arizona Wildcats (11-4, 1-1 Pac-12) in a matchup that pits outstanding offense against stifling defense. The game is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon State Beavers Free Prediction
In the Wildcats’ last contest, they were topped by the No. 9 Oregon Ducks, 74-73. Converting at the free throw line was one of Oregon’s biggest strengths. They were 15-17 (88.2 percent), while the Wildcats were just 9-14 (64.3 percent). Zeke Nnaji had a good game for Arizona, putting up 11 points and 14 rebounds.
The Beavers fell to the Arizona State Sun Devils in their last contest, 82-76. Arizona State’s 25.7 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over Oregon State, who had a mark of 14.7. The Sun Devils’ mark was above their season average of 24.9, while the Beavers’ was below their season average of 27.2. Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle put up 22 points and six rebounds in the game.
After the Wildcats won both games against the Beavers last season, these teams will battle for the first time this year. In the last contest, Arizona won 74-72. Arizona had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (44.4 vs. 14.8). Oregon State, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (25-31; 80.6 percent).
This showdown pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Oregon State currently ranks 25th in offensive efficiency and Arizona is 33rd in defensive efficiency.
Arizona vs. Oregon State Free Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Arizona, O/U – Over
Arizona averages 16.7 assists per game, which ranks 19th in the country. Oregon State ranks 133rd in assists allowed per game (12.7).
The Beavers rank ninth in blocks per game (6.2) while the Wildcats rank 61st (4.1).
Arizona ranks 83rd in rebounds per game (38.1) while Oregon State ranks 134th in rebounds allowed per game (35.1).
The Wildcats rank 208th in three pointers attempted per game (19.5) while the Beavers rank 239th (18.5).
Arizona is seventh in the NCAA with 4.5 steals allowed per game while Oregon State is 24th with 5.2 steals allowed per game.
The Wildcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.0, down from 17.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Beavers have scored an average of 70.6 points per game (6.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (4.5 above their season average).