Oregon State at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/11/2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 15 point favorites.
Oregon State heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 75.3 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Arizona has an overall record of 12-4. They are averaging 83.8 points per game and surrendering 72.7, good for a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 5-10 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-9 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-5 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 C Cheikh N'diaye Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/10/18 C Gligorije Rakocevic Calf is "?" Thursday vs Arizona
01/10/18 G Kendal Manuel Groin is "?" Thursday vs Arizona
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tres Tinkle averages 18.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16.5 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
DeAndre Ayton averages 20.4 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Allonzo Trier averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State averages 75.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 163rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 302nd in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 181st and 107th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 149th with 13.7 per game. The Beavers allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 82nd and 246th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 54th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 44th place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 29th in the country with 83.8 points per game this year. They are 16th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 57th in college basketball. They are 125th in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 66th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Wildcats are 298th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Wildcats surrender 72.7 points per contest, which ranks them 194th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 139th and 270th in those defensive statistics. They rank 205th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 96th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Beavers are 141st in the country in defensive rating with 99.5, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 87th. They are 259th in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 111th. As a unit they are 87th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 277th in D-1. Oregon State is 113th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 99th in the country.
Arizona is 296th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 141st in Division 1. The Wildcats are 193rd in the nation in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 117.5 is ranked 17th. They are 179th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 28th. As a unit they are 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 301st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oregon State/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -15
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