Oregon State at UCLA College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 9 point favorites.
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Oregon State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 74.3 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. UCLA has an overall record of 17-8. They are averaging 82.7 points per game and surrendering 76.2, good for a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 9-15 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 12-13 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 14-11 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
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
12/22/17 F Cody Riley Suspension is out for season
12/04/17 G LiAngelo Ball Left Team is out for season
11/08/17 F Jalen Hill Suspension is out for season
02/10/18 C Ikenna Okwarabizie Concussion is out indefinitely
Tres Tinkle averages 18.5 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 87%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16.5 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Aaron Holiday averages 19.1 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kris Wilkes averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 173rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 260th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 180th and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 129th with 13.7 per game. The Beavers allow 70.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 102nd and 211th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 42nd and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 71st place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 28th in the country with 82.7 points per game this year. They are 65th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 62nd in college basketball. They are 54th in the nation in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 84th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Bruins are 265th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Bruins surrender 76.2 points per contest, which ranks them 278th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 89th and 178th in those defensive statistics. They rank 244th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 264th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 32nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game this season.
The Beavers are 168th in the country in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 117th. They are 257th in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 124th. As a unit they are 106th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 300th in D-1. Oregon State is 99th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 109th in the country.
UCLA is 302nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 103rd in Division 1. The Bruins are 213th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 37th. They are 65th in D-1 in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 62nd. As a unit they are 56th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 153rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oregon State/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA -9
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