The Oregon State Beavers (1-0) will be at home in Gill Coliseum when they clash against the Wyoming Cowboys (1-0). Oregon State opened as a 5.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 151.5 points. Tip-off is set for 11 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Wyoming Cowboys vs. Oregon State Beavers ATS Preview
The Cowboys beat the Chattanooga Mocs in their last game, 74-65. Hayden Dalton was the top scorer from either team with 30 points on 9-for-17 shooting. The Cowboys had a much better free throw rate (0.500 vs. 0.167) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.521 vs. 0.458).
The last time the Beavers played, they topped the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, 99-82. Oregon State was led by Ethan Thompson, who put up 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Oregon State played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.579. For those same stats, Southern Utah had marks of 21.4 and 0.439, respectively.
The offense of Oregon State will square off against the elite defense of Wyoming. Dating back to last season, the Beavers rank 331st in offensive efficiency, while the Cowboys are 86th in defensive efficiency. The Cowboys figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball. It will also be a battle of conflicting tempos as the up-and-down Cowboys rank 19th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Beavers rank 283rd.
The Cowboys are 19-14 straight up (SU) and 24-13 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Wyoming games since last season with 20 unders compared to 17 overs.
The Beavers, meanwhile, are 6-27 SU and 13-18 ATS since last season. Just over half of Oregon State’s games have finished over the projected point total over that same stretch.
Wyoming Cowboys at Oregon State Beavers Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Wyoming, ATS Winner – Wyoming, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Cowboys rank 210th in steals allowed per game (6.7) while the Beavers rank 264th (8.0).
- Wyoming ranks 45th in blocks per game (4.6) while Oregon State ranks 99th (3.8).
- Wyoming ranks seventh in three pointers attempted per game (27.6) while Oregon State ranks 260th (18.4).
- The Cowboys rank 51st in rebounds per game (38.2) while the Beavers rank 271st (32.9).
- Wyoming ranks 79th in assists per game (14.9) while Oregon State ranks 248th (12.0).