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College Basketball Picks: Oregon State Beavers vs. Oregon Ducks

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 28, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Oregon State Beavers vs. Oregon Ducks

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    The Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Ducks will meet up in The Civil War for the 339th time on Thursday night, which makes it the most contested rivalry in college basketball, with the opening tip scheduled for 11 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

    Sports bettors will find that the Ducks are 10-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 141 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Pac-12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a total prediction along the way. 

Oregon State Beavers

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    The Oregon State Beavers have lost three games in a row, including a 60-59 setback to the California Golden Bears as 1.5-point home underdogs last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Beavers are 8-6-1 against the spread when taking on Pac-12 Conference opponents during the 2012-13 college basketball season. 

Oregon Ducks

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    The Oregon Ducks have won four of their last five games, including a 77-66 victory over the Stanford Cardinal as five-point home favorites last time out.

    It's important to note that the program has failed to cover the spread in eight of its last 10 games. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their college basketball picks on Thursday night, as the OVER is 21-13 in the Oregon Ducks' last 34 opportunities as a betting favorite. 

    College Basketball Pick: Over 141

     

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