Washington State at Oregon State
|Date & Time||Thursday January 24, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)|
Oregon State Beavers -13 -- Over/Under: 149.5
The Washington State Cougars will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Washington State Cougars dropped to 8-10 (1-4 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Stanford Cardinal, 78-66, this past Saturday. Washington State struggled defensively against the Cardinal and couldn’t fight back after Stanford took a 65-55 lead with 7:07 left in regulation. Washington State allowed Stanford to shoot 55.6% from the field and was outrebounded by the Cardinal by a 36-27 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Cougars was CJ Elleby who had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal.
On the season, Washington State is averaging 78.6 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field. The Cougars are averaging 9.1 three-pointers per game on 35.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Washington State has been led by Robert Franks (21.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.7 apg), CJ Elleby (15.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.2 apg), Ahmed Ali (8.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.9 apg), and Viont’e Daniels (7.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.4 apg).
Defensively, Washington State is allowing their opponents to average 77.3 ppg on 46.3% shooting from the field. The Cougars have a rebound margin of -1.9 and a turnover margin of 0.6.
The Oregon State Beavers lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 11-6 (3-2 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Arizona Wildcats, 82-71, this past Saturday. Oregon State struggled on the boards against the Wildcats and couldn’t fight back after Arizona took a 71-60 lead with 5:03 left in regulation. Oregon State shot just 23.5% from beyond the arc and was outrebounded by the Wildcats by a 41-29 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Beavers was Tres Tinkle who had a double-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and a block.
On the season, Oregon State is averaging 73.6 ppg on 46.6% shooting from the field. The Beavers are averaging 6.8 three-pointers per game on 32.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State has been led by Tres Tinkle (20.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.6 spg), Stephen Thompson Jr. (14.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.6 spg), Ethan Thompson (13.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.2 spg), and Kylor Kelley (7.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.9 bpg).
Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average of 67.2 ppg on 39.6% shooting from the field. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 4.7 and a turnover margin of -1.7.
The Cougars are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss, however, are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Beavers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Washington State has lost 7 of their last 8 games and although the Cougars have been decent putting up points on the board as they rank 65th in scoring offense, the Cougars are going to have trouble winning many games unless they improve their defense that currently ranks 300th in scoring defense & 294th in defensive FG%. Oregon State has won 4 of their last 6 games and has been decent on both ends of the court as they rank 87th in FG%, 72nd in scoring defense, and 24th in defensive FG%.
Washington State has yet to win a game away from home this season (0-4 Away; 0-5 Neutral Court) and as I think Oregon State is one of the better teams in the Pac-12 this season despite their recent losses in Arizona, I’m taking the Beavers to cover this large home spread at home.