Friday, March 18, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the VCU Rams on Friday, March 18, 2016.
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The Beavers come into this game with an overall record of 18-11 and a road record of 4-7. They are 16-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 18-10. The Rams have an overall record of 22-9 and a home record of 15-2. They have an over/under record of 11-14 and they are 20-9 against the spread.
Gary Payton comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Beavers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 10.8 points per game in 21.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for Oregon State. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Melvin Johnson averages 17.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Korey Billbury averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Oregon State averages 72 points per contest this season which ranks them 181st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 168th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 52nd in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 241st and 159th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 11.4 per game. The Beavers allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 131st and 78th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 227th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 237th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in the Division 1.
VCU averages 77.2 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 106th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 135th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 89th and 99th respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 56th with 11.3 per game. The Rams allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 184th and 118th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 119th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the nation. The Rams force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in college basketball.
The Beavers average 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Beavers have an offensive rating of 105.3 and they assist on 53.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Oregon State turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.6%. The Beavers give up 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rams score 80.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.2 points per game. The Rams have a rating on offense of 109.9 and 51% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. VCU turns it over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.3%. The Rams give up 63 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 16-13 against the spread
The Oregon State Beavers are 18-10 against the over/under
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 20-9 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 11-14 against the over/under
Oregon State Beavers Injuries
03/13/16 G Kendal Manuel Leg out indefinitely
03/04/16 F Tres Tinkle Foot out indefinitely
02/20/16 F Daniel Gomis Leg out indefinitely
VCU Rams Injuries
03/13/16 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
Guy 's Pick: Take Oregon State
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