Oregon State at Washington State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to Friel Court to play the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oregon State as 2.5 point favorites.
Oregon State heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-15. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 73.4 points per contest while giving up 70.9 per game. Washington State has an overall mark of 12-17. They are averaging 73.8 points per contest and giving up 77.8, which is a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 11-17 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 14-15 against the over/under this year
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 14-14 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 15-13 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 Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 15.9 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Tres Tinkle averages 18 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Malachi Flynn averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Robert Franks averages 17.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Beavers allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 139th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 142nd and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 45th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 76th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in college basketball. Oregon State averages 73.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 195th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 59th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 281st in D-1. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 227th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 104th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 77.8 points per contest, which ranks them 300th in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 294th and 157th in those defensive statistics. They rank 276th with 14.6 assists allowed per contest, and 247th with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 53rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game this season. Washington State is 183rd in Division 1 with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 180th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 61st in the nation. They are 308th in college basketball in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game and 111th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Cougars are 126th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Beavers are 203rd in the country in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 126th. They are 268th in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 121st. As a unit they are 105th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 293rd in D-1. Oregon State is 84th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 137th in the country.
Washington State is 91st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 298th in the nation. The Cougars are 159th in the country in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 329th. In terms of pace they are 175th in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 63rd. As a team they are 90th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 4th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon State/Washington State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington State +2.5
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