Oregon State at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has USC as 8 point favorites.
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Oregon State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-12. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 74.0 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. USC has an overall mark of 18-9. They are averaging 78.9 points per contest and giving up 72.0, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 9-15 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 12-13 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 16-11 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 10-16 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 USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out for season
02/16/18 F Bennie Boatwright Knee left last game, is doubtful Saturday vs Oregon State
Tres Tinkle averages 18.2 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 87%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16.4 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Chimezie Metu averages 15.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 179th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 67th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 249th in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 182nd and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 139th with 13.6 per game. The Beavers allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 93rd and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 81st place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 63rd in the country with 78.9 points per game this year. They are 92nd in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 55th in college basketball. They are 175th in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 31st in assists per contest with 16.5. The Trojans are 332nd in turnovers per game with 10.9. The Trojans surrender 72.0 points per contest, which ranks them 171st in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 192nd and 236th in those defensive statistics. They rank 232nd with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 115th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 197th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Beavers are 169th in the country in defensive rating with 101.7, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 122nd. They are 250th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 134th. As a unit they are 114th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 294th in D-1. Oregon State is 104th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 90th in the country.
USC is 329th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 224th in the nation. The Trojans are 37th in the country in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 192nd. In terms of pace they are 192nd in Division 1 with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 88th. As a team they are 97th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 200th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon State/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take USC -8
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