Oregon State at Saint Louis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 2.5 point favorites.
Oregon State comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 75.6 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall record of 6-2. They are averaging 67.3 points per game and surrendering 61.8, good for a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Oregon State Beavers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 2-6-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 1-7-0 against the over/under
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/09/18 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 17.0 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Tres Tinkle comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Tramaine Isabell averages 12.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Javon Bess averages 13.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Beavers allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 64th and 141st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 76th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 106th place in the NCAA. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in the nation. Oregon State averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 155th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 66th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 168th in D-1. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 84th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 315th with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens surrender 61.8 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 9.9 assists allowed per contest, and 130th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 121st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Saint Louis is 311th in the country with 67.3 points per game this year. They are 262nd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 293rd in the nation. They are 35th in the country in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 168th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Billikens are 71st in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Beavers are 79th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1. In terms of pace they are 300th in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 103rd. As a team they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 277th in Division 1. Oregon State is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 54th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens have an offensive rating of 95.2, which is ranked 305th. They are 198th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 292nd. As a unit they are 291st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 279th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oregon State/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis -2.5
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