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January 5, 2018

There is one pick today.

Take Oregon -2 spread (buy the half point) against Oregon State for 3% of the bankroll.

A rivalry matchup resumes tonight as the Oregon Ducks travel to Corvallis to take on their in-state rivals, the Oregon State Beavers.

Oregon has taken somewhat of a step back this season from year's past, as they are 11-4 on the season, but have been playing very good basketball over the last couple of weeks. They come into this rivalry matchup winners in 6 of their last 7, with their lone defeat coming at home to the Utah Utes. The Ducks have been fantastic on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 82.8 points per game, while their defense has been holding opponents to just 69.9 per contest.

Oregon State is coming off a 66-64 loss to Utah last weekend for its second loss in three games. The Beavers are now just 9-5 on the season and 4-10 against the spread. They are a respectable 7-2 at home this season, but the latest home defeat came when they shot just 41.8 percent from the field and allowed their opponents to drain eleven 3-pointers. Against a Ducks team that can really move the ball and hit their perimeter shots, the Beavers will need to make huge improvements on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball if they hope to keep pace in this contest.

Oregon is simply a class about their in-state rivals and the fact that the Ducks covered in 6 of the last 8 meetings is a sign of just how good they have been in this matchup. The Beavers are an improving team; however, they are not on the same level as the Ducks. We believe this game will turn into a shootout, which seriously favors the Ducks. The value is on the visiting team at this reasonably low line.

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