Oregon State @ Utah
Current Records: Oregon State 3-15; Utah 8-14
What to Know
The Utah Utes haven’t won a matchup against the Oregon State Beavers since Jan. 2 of 2020, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Thursday. The Utes and Oregon State will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 9 p.m. ET at Jon M. Huntsman Center. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
Utah was close but no cigar on Saturday as they fell 77-73 to the Washington Huskies. Guard Lazar Stefanovic wasn’t much of a difference maker for Utah; Stefanovic fouled out and turned the ball over five times en route to a 3-for-12, 9-point finish.
Meanwhile, Oregon State was expected to have a tough go of it on Saturday, and that’s exactly how things played out. Things couldn’t have gone much worse for them as they lost 78-56 to the Oregon Ducks. Center Roman Silva put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 17 points along with six boards.
Utah is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past three games.
The Utes are now 8-14 while the Beavers sit at 3-15. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Utah has only been able to knock down 41.30% percent of their shots, which is the 43rd lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. Oregon State has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 46% from the floor on average, which is the 28th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ETWhere: Jon M. Huntsman Center — Salt Lake City, UtahTV: ESPN UniversityOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may…..