Oregon State at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Oregon State Beavers head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the USC Trojans on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 6.5 point favorites.
Oregon State heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 74.1 points per contest while giving up 70.8 per game. USC has an overall record of 21-10. They are averaging 78.2 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 12-17 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 15-15 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 19-12 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 10-19 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 is out for season
Tres Tinkle averages 18 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16 points per contest in 36.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Chimezie Metu scores 15.9 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State averages 74.1 points per contest this year, which is 171st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 46th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 251st in Division 1. They average 34.6 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 219th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 126th with 13.5 per game. The Beavers allow 70.8 points per contest, which is 133rd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 139th and 202nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 35th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 84th place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 69th in the country with 78.2 points per contest this season. They are 69th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 55th in Division 1. They are 205th in the country in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 41st in assists per game with 16.0. The Trojans are 337th in turnovers per contest with 10.5. The Trojans give up 71.3 points per game, which ranks them 152nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 202nd and 235th in those defensive statistics. They rank 210th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 103rd with 33.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 205th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Beavers are 203rd in the country in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 112th. They are 260th in college basketball in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 101st. As a unit they are 92nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 295th in D-1. Oregon State is 99th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 140th in the country.
USC is 338th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 231st in the nation. The Trojans are 39th in the country in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 178th. In terms of pace they are 214th in Division 1 with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 83rd. As a team they are 88th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 209th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon State/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oregon State +6.5
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