Utah at Oregon State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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The Utah Utes travel to Gill Coliseum to play the Oregon State Beavers on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 1.5 point favorites.
Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 66.9 per contest. Oregon State has an overall record of 9-4. They are averaging 76.1 points per game and surrendering 69.2, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 3-7 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 4-9 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
12/30/17 F Donnie Tillman Foot is "?" Sunday vs Oregon State
12/02/17 F Chris Seeley Illness is out indefinitely
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
12/30/17 C Gligorije Rakocevic Calf is "?" Sunday vs Utah U
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
David Collette averages 13.3 points per game while playing 21.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. Justin Bibbins averages 12.4 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Tres Tinkle averages 18.5 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 144th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 156th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 187th in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 138th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 238th with 12.7 per game. The Utes allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 57th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 168th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State is 153rd in the country with 76.1 points per game this year. They are 60th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 315th in college basketball. They are 194th in the nation in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 121st in assists per contest with 14.9. The Beavers are 121st in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Beavers surrender 69.2 points per contest, which ranks them 117th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 97th and 241st in those defensive statistics. They rank 45th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 63rd with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Beavers are 192nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Utes are 137th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 93.9 is ranked 59th. In terms of pace they are 156th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 123rd. As a team they are 91st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 58th in Division 1. Utah is 220th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 45th in the nation.
Oregon State is 98th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 99th in the nation. The Beavers are 105th in the country in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 149th. In terms of pace they are 236th in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 121st. As a team they are 84th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 262nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Oregon State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oregon State +1.5
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