Oregon State vs. Lamar - 11/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lamar Cardinals (1-0) at Oregon State Beavers (2-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Lamar Cardinals and Oregon State Beavers meet Wednesday night in college basketball action at the Gill Coliseum.
The Lamar Cardinals look for a quick 2-0 start after beating Howard Payne in their season opener on Friday. The Lamar Cardinals are averaging 90 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 47 points on 28 percent shooting. Josh Nzeakor is averaging 20 points and two assists while Colton Weisbrod is averaging 15 points and eight rebounds. Nick Garth is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron McGee is dishing three assists. The Lamar Cardinals are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 60.6 percent from the free throw line. The Lamar Cardinals are allowing 15.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Lamar Cardinals have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Oregon State Beavers look for an impressive 3-0 start to the season with their third straight home game. The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 75 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 33.1 percent shooting. Tres Tinkle is averaging 23 points and 2.5 assists while Drew Eubanks is averaging 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jaquori McLaughlin is the third double-digit scorer and Stephen Thompson Jr. is grabbing two rebounds. The Oregon State Beavers are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon State Beavers are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Oregon State Beavers have won seven straight home games.
The Cardinals are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Beavers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The over is 5-1 in Beavers last 6 overall and the over is 6-2-1 in Cardinals last 9 non-conference games.
This is a lot of points to lay, but when you combine how well Oregon State plays at home and the fact Lamar was downright brutal last season against division one teams, you get this sort of number. Oregon State has looked sharp against better teams than Lamar and will have the advantage at pretty much every position in this game. I expect the Lamar Cardinals to get blown out in this contest.