Quinnipiac vs. Oregon State - 12/21/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (8-2) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm (TD Bank Sports Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon State Beavers and Quinnipiac Bobcats meet Sunday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center.
The Oregon State Beavers have won five straight and will play just their second true road game. On the season, Oregon State is averaging 67 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 54.7 points on 33.6 percent shooting. Gary Payton II is averaging 13.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while Victor Robbins is averaging 11.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Langston Morris-Walker is the third player averaging double-digit points and Malcolm Duvivier is dishing out 3.5 assists. The Oregon State Beavers are one of the better defensive teams in the country, which includes forcing nearly 16 turnovers per game and holding teams to 26.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State is shooting 68.8 percent from the free throw line and 34.2 percent from deep. Jarmal Reid remains questionable.
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats have lost four of their last six and would love a big win here. On the season, Quinnipiac is averaging 69.8 points on 39.1 percent shooting and is allowing 69.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Zaid Hearst is averaging 18.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while Ousmane Drame is averaging 15.2 points and 10.8 rebounds. Justin Harris is grabbing 7.6 rebounds per game and Kasim Chandler is dishing out 4.2 assists. The Quinnipiac Bobcats aren’t a deep offensive team at all, shooting 77 percent from the free throw line and 28.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Quinnipiac is forcing 8.9 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 32.1 percent from downtown. Quinnipiac’s biggest strength are its 46.3 rebounds per contest, which is second-best in the country.
The Beavers are 38-17-2 ATS in their last 57 non-conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
We're getting the much more talented Oregon State Beavers and some reasonable small chalk. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have been all over the place and don't have the offensive firepower to keep up in this game. Get this low line while you still can.