Thursday, February 2, 2017
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Gill Coliseum to play the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 19 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 20-2 and a road record of 5-0. They are 11-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-11. The Beavers have an overall record of 4-18 and a home record of 4-7. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 8-12 against the spread.
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Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Dusan Ristic averages 11.9 points per game in 24.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Arizona. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Drew Eubanks averages 14.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Beavers. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Arizona averages 76.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 91st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 22nd in the country. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 78th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 57th with 11.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 89th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in Division 1.
Oregon State averages 63.6 points per game this year which ranks them 328th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -8.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 218th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 195th in the nation. They average 33 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest which ranks them 298th and 280th respectively. In the turnover department the Beavers rank 336th with 15.9 per game. The Beavers allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 131st and 226th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 170th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 201st place in the nation. The Beavers force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 267th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.8 and they assist on 53.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Wildcats give up 65 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Beavers score 65.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.1 points per game. The Beavers have a rating on offense of 95.4 and 52.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Oregon State turns it over an average of 20.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.7%. The Beavers give up 66.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 11-9 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-11 against the over/under
Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 8-12 against the spread
The Oregon State Beavers are 10-10 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Oregon State Beavers Injuries
12/16/16 C Cheikh N'diaye Shoulder out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Keondre Dew Suspension out indefinitely
01/07/17 F Tres Tinkle Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona -19
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