UCLA vs Oregon State predictions 1/23/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State -8.5
The UCLA Bruins head to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The opening line for this game has Oregon State as 8.5 point favorites.
UCLA heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-9. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 69.6 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. Oregon State has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 76.4 points per game and surrendering 68.5, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 8-8-2 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 11-7-0 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 13-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
01/22/20 G Prince Ali Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Oregon State
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chris Smith comes into this game averaging 12.3 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jalen Hill averages 9.9 points per contest in 24.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Tres Tinkle scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Ethan Thompson averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA averages 69.6 points per contest, which is 234th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 186th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 302nd in the nation. They average 38.2 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 81st and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 200th with 13.3 per game. The Bruins allow 67.4 points per contest, which is 136th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 199th and 330th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 38th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State is 64th in the nation with 76.4 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 156th in the NCAA. They are 250th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 41st in assists per game with 15.7. The Beavers are 332nd in turnovers per contest with 11.1. The Beavers give up 68.5 points per game, which ranks them 166th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 163rd and 272nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 222nd with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 115th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Beavers are 126th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Bruins have an offensive rating of 102.8, which is ranked 150th. They are 298th in college basketball in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 263rd. As a unit they are 251st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 309th in D-1. UCLA is 196th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Oregon State is 326th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Beavers are 15th in the country in offensive rating with 111.1. In terms of pace they are 240th in Division 1 with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 49th. As a team they are 30th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 292nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Oregon State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCLA +8.5
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