Oregon State at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to MAC Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oregon State as 4 point favorites.
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Oregon State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 69.4 per contest. Kent State has an overall record of 5-6. They are averaging 74.4 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 3-8 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
12/02/17 G Jaquori McLaughlin Left Team is out for season
11/05/17 F Ben Kone Knee is out indefinitely
11/05/17 C Cheikh N'diaye Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tres Tinkle averages 17.5 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 15.5 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jalen Avery averages 10.2 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Joey De La Rosa averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 166th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 57th. Behind the arc they shoot 30%, which is good for 316th in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 196th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 163rd with 13.8 per game. The Beavers allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 139th and 252nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 47th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 37th place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 144th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 199th in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 260th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 277th in college basketball. They are 185th in the nation in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 259th in assists per contest with 12.7. The Golden Flashes are 183rd in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Golden Flashes surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 162nd in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 215th and 131st in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 154th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 229th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Beavers are 181st in the country in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 96th. They are 267th in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 118th. As a unit they are 78th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 274th in D-1. Oregon State is 129th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 134th in the country.
Kent State is 204th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 197th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 201st in the country in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 165th. In terms of pace they are 149th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 265th. As a team they are 257th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 202nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon State/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State +4
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