Oregon State Beavers (9-4) vs. Washington State Cougars (9-4)
As NCAA basketball season gears up, a contest between Oregon State Beavers and Washington State Cougars on January 4, 2024, has garnered significant anticipation. Both teams, boasting identical 9-4 records, will collide at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum for what promises to be an engaging contest for fans and bettors alike. Not only will fans witness two powerhouse teams face-off; betting fans also can capitalize on this game with NCAAB free betting picks!
Oregon State Beavers have put up an impressive fight this season, averaging 71.9 points per game and posting an impressive 44.9% field goal percentage on offense. Their free-throw numbers remain high as well, at 75.3% average; however, 14.2 turnovers per game could indicate potential vulnerabilities when handling pressure situations. Defensively they average 6.5 steals and 4.1 blocks per game which indicates their well-rounded approach towards both offense and defense.
Washington State Cougars have shown significantly superior offensive stats compared to their counterparts from Oregon State Beavers, averaging 75.1 points per game and posting a 46.9% field goal percentage. Their impressive rebounding is notable with 39.9 rebounds per game – giving them an edge when controlling boards. Their lower free throw percentage of 66.4% may prove vulnerable; however, as have shown superior ball control with less turnovers (10.7 per game vs Beavers) which could make a crucial difference during a tight matchup.
Oregon State Beavers vs. Washington State Cougars Game Info
|Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 11:00 PM ET
|Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum
Jordan Pope (Guard) vs. Isaac Jones (Forward)
Jordan Pope has been an impressive performer for Oregon State this season, logging 37.1 minutes per game while averaging 16.8 points and boasting an outstanding 42.9% field goal percentage and 88.9% free throw percentage – two of these being four-year marks! Furthermore, Pope’s 3.6 assists per game demonstrate his playmaking prowess while his two turnovers per game indicate some room for improvement in ball handling skills.
Isaac Jones, forward for the Cougars, showcases an unique style of play. Averaging 15.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, Jones stands out on the court. His remarkable 60.5% field goal percentage illustrates his scoring efficiency; however, his relatively lower 3-point field goal percentage (11.1%) may limit his threat on defense.
Pope and Jones will likely play an instrumental role in this game, with Pope’s agility and scoring from guard position likely challenging Jones’ defensive capabilities, while Jones’ rebounding and inside scoring abilities will test Beavers interior defense. Their individual performances could significantly affect its outcome.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds for this match have yet to be decided upon; however, given each team’s performances and statistics it promises to be an evenly contested encounter. Bettors should keep an eye out as soon as they are announced so as not to miss any opportunities!
Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Beavers have shown mixed results recently. While they are 4-1 in their last five games and 2-3 against the spread over that same span, with 4 of those five games going over total points totals and an over trend in four of those five contests; their tendency towards high-scoring affairs may indicate this tendency while their dismal record in road games against the spread (0-1) should concern bettors.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Cougars, like their Beaver counterparts, have had an inconstant performance lately. With a 2-3 record in their last five games and an equally uneven 1-3 mark against the spread, their record shows some inconsistency. Their total points trend has not been entirely evident with only 1 game going over; however, 6 out of 9 home game performances going over point towards an explosive finish to any contest they play at home.
Oregon State Beavers vs. Washington State Cougars 1/4/24 Betting Picks
Given its stats and trends, this matchup looks set to be thrilling. Pope vs Jones could prove decisive here; both teams could utilize each other’s weaknesses well to exploit each other’s flaws; the Beavers strong free-throw shooting and Pope’s scoring prowess may make all the difference; however, Cougars superior rebounding and home court advantage could swing things their way and send this matchup downhill quickly.
When it comes to picking the better pick, the decision can be tough. Bettors might want to explore prop bets involving individual player performances such as points scored by Pope or rebounds by Jones. When considering over/under trends for both teams, betting on the over might be worth considering; use best bookie software for updated odds and betting options.