Oregon State vs. Quinnipiac - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-5) at Oregon State Beavers (8-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC 12 Networks; National & Oregon RSN
The Quinnipiac Bobcats will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats had their two game winning streak snapped and dropped to 4-5 (1-1 MACC) on the season after being defeated by the Boston University Terriers, 64-57, on December 12th. Quinnipiac had a 30-28 lead at halftime however, let Boston University outscore them by a 36-27 margin in the half in the loss. Quinnipiac shot just 36.7% from the field and 26.7% (4-15) from beyond the arc. The Bobcats allowed the Terriers to shoot 40.7% from the field and 22.7% (5-22) from three-point range. Leading the way for Quinnipiac was Giovanni McLean who had 24 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal. On the season, the Bobcats have been led by Giovanni McLean (16.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.0 apg), Chaise Daniels (10.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.0 bpg), and Daniel Harris (9.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg). Offensively, Quinnipiac is averaging 66.0 ppg on 38.6% shooting from the field and 35.8% shooting from beyond the arc. The Bobcats average 7.4 three-pointer per game and has an assist/turnover ratio of 0.72. Defensively, Quinnipiac is allowing their opponents to average 68.2 ppg on 41.1% shooting. The Bobcats have a rebound margin of 8.7 and a turnover margin of -3.0.
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The Oregon State Beavers won their 2nd straight game and improved to 8-2 (0-0 PAC-12) on the season after defeating the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 76-71, this past Saturday. Oregon State was down by 6 at halftime but used a strong offensive effort in the 2nd half to outscore Tulsa by a 48-37 margin to secure the victory. Oregon State shot 40.7% from the field and 38.9% (7-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. The Beavers allowed the Golden Hurricane to shot 45.3% shooting from the field and outrebounded Tulsa by a 38-32 margin. Leading the way for Oregon State was Gary Payton II who had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, and a block. On the season, the Beavers have been led by Gary Payton II (16.6 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 5.1 apg, 2.5 spg), Tres Tinkle (10.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.4 spg), and Malcolm Duvivier (8.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.1 apg). Offensively, Oregon State is averaging 74.2 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field and 40.3% shooting from beyond the arc. The Beavers average 7.5 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.15. Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average of 67.0 ppg on 40.3% shooting. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 1.7 and average 6.5 spg.
The Bobcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games however, just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Beavers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
Quinnipiac no longer has their strong frontcourt of Ousmane Drame and Justin Harris and has really struggled to find offensive outside of Giovanni McLean and Chaise Daniels. Oregon State has had a great start to their season and has one of the best point guards in the country in Gary Payton II. Oregon State has played well at Gill Stadium this season and as the Beavers defense should cause the Bobcats all sorts of problems, I’m taking Oregon State to cover this spread. Take Oregon State to cover.