Utah vs Oregon State - Picks Of The Day, Feb 19th

Utah Utes player in action

Joe Catalano

Sunday, February 19, 2017 6:37 PM UTC

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 6:37 PM UTC

The Oregon State Beavers have shown absolutely nothing this season as they're yet to win a Pac-12 inter-conference game as of yet. With a matchup against Utah, the Beavers prospects look poor as the Utes are a double digit favorite on the road and look to roll.

Utah vs Oregon State The Perfect Game For Utah

While a win over a quality team would really be beneficial for the Utes, this is the perfect game and at the perfect time. With a win, Utah stay's in single digit losses while earning an inter-conference win and in the Pac-12 Conference these wins are hard to come by.


Inside the Bubble

Losers of 3 out of their last 5 games, the Utes haven't played that great, but with a quality victory over USC, Utah has done just enough work to not be considered a bubble team where the NCAA Tournament is concerned. That said, they need to keep winning and can ill-afford to have a collapse in a game such as this.


Kyle Kuzma Expected to Play Tonight

This is all that you need to know as Kuzma missed the big game against Oregon in which Utah went down in defeat and getting his services back will be a huge plus for the Utes.

For the season, Kuzma is averaging a team high 15.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. In his last 4 games, he's averaging 16 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Kuzma is a player that's not going to force the issue unless his team is in desperation mode. We don't expect Utah to be in this mindset tonight and look for Kuzma to play well as his minutes are monitored as this game appears to be a headed for a blowout.

For the Beavers, they're on a 14 game losing streak. They're a team that doesn't work as a cohesive unit (11.9 assists per game) and have difficulties in controling the boards (33.3 rebounds per game). This game is taylor made for Kuzma and the Utes in what should be a major blowout.

 Free NCAAB Pick: Utah Utes -12.5Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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