UCLA at Oregon State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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The UCLA Bruins head to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 3 point favorites.
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UCLA comes into this game with an overall record of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 84.0 points per game while giving up 76.2 per contest. Oregon State has an overall mark of 10-7. They are averaging 73.9 points per contest and giving up 68.7, which is a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 8-10 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 10-8 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 8-9 against the over/under this year
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
01/17/18 C Ikenna Okwarabizie Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Oregon State
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
Aaron Holiday averages 18.9 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kris Wilkes averages 13.7 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Tres Tinkle scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA averages 84.0 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 84th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 96th in Division 1. They average 40.2 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 105th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 266th with 12.4 per game. The Bruins allow 76.2 points per contest, which is 276th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 110th and 194th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 244th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 201st place in college basketball. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State is 189th in the country with 73.9 points per contest this season. They are 68th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 270th in Division 1. They are 190th in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per contest and 109th in assists per game with 14.9. The Beavers are 140th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Beavers give up 68.7 points per game, which ranks them 89th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 90th and 246th in those defensive statistics. They rank 52nd with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 63rd with 32.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Beavers are 154th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Bruins are 58th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 175th. In terms of pace they are 60th in the country with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 86th. As a team they are 91st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 175th in Division 1. UCLA is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 136th in the nation.
Oregon State is 111th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 104th in the nation. The Beavers are 115th in the country in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 135th. In terms of pace they are 259th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 123rd. As a team they are 108th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 279th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Oregon State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCLA -3
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