Oregon State vs. Iona - 11/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (0-1) at Oregon State Beavers (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels and Oregon State Beavers square off Tuesday night at the Gill Coliseum.
The Iona Gaels look for a bounce back win after losing to Valparaiso on Sunday. The Iona Gaels are averaging 58 points on 29 percent shooting and are allowing 83 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Deyshonee Much is averaging 12 points and five rebounds while A.J. English is averaging 12 points and five assists. Jordan Washington is grabbing five rebounds and Kelvin Amayo is dishing two assists. The Iona Gaels turned the ball over 17 times and made just 18 of 62 shots in their season opening loss. Iona needs more depth on the offensive end if this is going to end up being a successful season. Iona has won five of its last eight road games.
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The Oregon State Beavers look for a quick 2-0 start after beating Northwest Christian on Saturday. The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 74 points on 48.2 percent shooting and are allowing 52 points on 31.4 percent shooting. Gary Payton II is averaging 16 points and six assists while Tres Tinkle is averaging 14 points and four rebounds. Drew Eubanks is grabbing eight rebounds and Malcolm Duvivier is dishing six assists. The Oregon State Beavers turned the ball over just nine times and grabbed 13 offensive rebounds in their season opener. While it was a warm up game for the Beavers, OSU has to be pleased with what they saw from Payton and others. This could be an interesting season for Oregon State.
The Gaels are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Beavers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games and 39-18-2 ATS in their last 59 non-conference games.
Oregon State simply has better atheltes and would make Iona pay for any sloppy play that takes place. The Beavers should be able to wear down the Gaels and win this game by double digits.