Oregon State at USC NCAA Basketball Picks 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 3.5 point favorites.
Oregon State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 73.8 points per contest while giving up 69.0 per game. USC has an overall mark of 15-12. They are averaging 76.8 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable 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
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 12-14-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/18/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is out for season
01/06/19 G Jordan Usher Transferred has left team
Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16.4 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Tres Tinkle comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Nick Rakocevic averages 15.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Bennie Boatwright averages 18.5 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Beavers allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 96th and 297th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 74th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 158th place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in the nation. Oregon State averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 152nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 284th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 149th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 198th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 111th in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 302nd with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 187th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game. USC is 78th in the country with 76.8 points per game this year. They are 86th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the nation. They are 116th in the country in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Trojans are 261st in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Beavers are 80th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.4. In terms of pace they are 267th in the country with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 98th. As a team they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 226th in Division 1. Oregon State is 185th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 281st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 135th in the country in offensive rating with 105.8. In terms of pace they are 80th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 101st. As a team they are 144th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 277th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon State/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take USC -3.5
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