The UAPB Golden Lions (0-9) are off to a slow start and will try to pick up their first victory when they clash against the Oregon State Beavers (5-3) at Gill Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
UAPB Golden Lions at Oregon State Beavers ATS Preview
In the Golden Lions last game, they fell to the Santa Clara Broncos, 72-57. UAPB’s Martaveous McKnight had a good performance, leading the team in scoring with 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Santa Clara held the Golden Lions to an offensive rebounding percentage of 5.0 (below their season average of 22.5). UAPB, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.635 (above their season average of 0.431).
The Beavers come in on a high note after defeating the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in their last matchup, 74-62. With 26 points on 10-for-16 shooting, Stephen Thompson Jr. was the top scorer from either team. Oregon State played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.130 (matching their season average) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.0 (below their season average of 32.9). Eastern Kentucky had marks of 0.055 and 19.4, respectively, for those same stats.
It could be a sloppy game for the Oregon State offense. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Oregon State ranks 340th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.5 percent), while the pesky defense of UAPB has forced the 16th-most turnovers in the NCAA (24.0 percent).
Of UAPB’s 5 games that accepted bets, three have finished over the projected point total, while 4 of Oregon State’s 8 games have finished over the projected point total. The Beavers have the better straight up (SU) record (5-3 vs. 0-9), but the Golden Lions hold the significant advantage against the spread (ATS) (3-2 vs. 2-6).
UAPB Golden Lions at Oregon State Beavers Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oregon State, ATS Winner – UAPB, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Golden Lions rank 225th in three pointers attempted per game (19.4) while the Beavers rank 258th (18.4).
- UAPB ranks 40th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Oregon State ranks 71st (3.0).
- UAPB ranks 15th in steals per game (8.5) while Oregon State ranks 266th in steals allowed per game (8.0).
- The Beavers rank 145th in rebounds allowed per game (34.8) while the Golden Lions rank 230th (36.7).
- Oregon State ranks 218th in assists per game (12.6) while UAPB ranks 303rd (10.2).