Looking to win big? The Buffaloes and Beavers face off at 5:00 ET on PACN. The Beavers are hosting the game at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR. Colorado is favored by -8 in this Pac-12 conference contest against Oregon State. The game’s over/under currently sits at 144.5 points.


The Pick: Oregon State Beavers +8

This game will be played at Gill Coliseum at 5:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • 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 +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Buffaloes?

Colorado enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 24 of their 30 games this season, going 19-5 in those games. They come into this game with a 21-9 record, including a 12-7 mark in Pac-12 play.

On the road, the Buffaloes have gone just 4-8 this season, but they have won their last two games away from home. For the year, they have been outscored by an average of 4.5 points per game on the road.

Colorado has an overall ATS record of 13-16-1 this season and is 3-9 against the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buffaloes are 5-5 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Colorado games this season is 19-11, and today’s line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points, which is higher than today’s OU line of 144.5. Overall, their last three games have gone 2-1 on the over/under line.

The Buffaloes’ offense finished with 79 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 80.8 points per contest. In terms of three-point shooting, the Buffaloes offense has been good from outside, hitting 40% of their three-pointers on an average of 17.5 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 49%.

Coming into today’s game, the Colorado defense is giving up an average of 72.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Oregon, the Ducks finished with a field goal percentage of 53% and a total of 75 points vs. Colorado.

Do the Beavers Stand a Chance at Home?

Oregon State will enter this game as the underdog, as they have been in 22 of their 30 games this season. They have gone 5-17 in those games, compared to a perfect 8-0 record when they have been favored. The Beavers come into this matchup with a 13-17 overall record, including a 5-14 mark in Pac-12 play.

At home this season, Oregon State has gone 12-8, and their average scoring margin is +1.8 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Beavers have gone 5-5, including a 2-3 record over their last five contests.

As the underdog, Oregon State has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 14-8. At home, their ATS mark is 11-9. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Beavers are 7-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Oregon State games is 20-10. The average point total in their games is 142.5, which is 4.1 points lower than the average over/under line of 138.4. Currently, their last three games have an average scoring total of 160 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Oregon State’s offense scored 92 points against Utah. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51%, and they went 31/37 from the free-throw line. 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 14.4 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Oregon State defense is giving up an average of 72.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Colorado. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.3%.