Arizona at Oregon State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/28/2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Gill Coliseum to play the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oregon State as 4 point favorites.
Arizona comes into this game with an overall record of 16-12. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 68.2 per contest. Oregon State has an overall record of 17-9. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-15-1 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-13-1 against the over/under
Important Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Oregon State Beavers are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
02/04/19 G Brandon Williams Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon Randolph comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Chase Jeter averages 11.7 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Tres Tinkle averages 19.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 196th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 258th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 208th in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 214th and 239th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 318th with 11.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 90th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 227th and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 176th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 81st place in Division 1. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 290th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State is 156th in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 61st in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 294th in the nation. They are 148th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game, and 51st in assists per contest with 15.4. The Beavers are 225th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Beavers surrender 68.7 points per contest, which ranks them 108th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 97th and 287th in those defensive statistics. They rank 169th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 73rd with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Beavers are 76th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Wildcats are 173rd in the nation in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 220th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 269th. As a team they are 257th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 209th in Division 1. Arizona is 325th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Oregon State is 181st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Beavers have an offensive rating of 108.1, which is ranked 79th. They are 261st in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 103rd. As a unit they are 85th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 230th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arizona/Oregon State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oregon State -4
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