Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (-1.5)
Beasley Coliseum is the site where and the Washington State Cougars (2-0) will take on the Oregon State Beavers (2-0) on Wednesday. Oregon State opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 139.5.
Oregon State will take the court with a win-loss record of 2-0 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 15.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Oregon State is collecting 45.0 boards per game and has 43 dimes on the year, which ranks 41st in college basketball in terms of passing. The Beavers are connecting on 51.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (15 of 29) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 92.5 pts per contest (21st in Division 1) while hitting 56.0% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Beavers are forcing 16.0 turnovers every game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. The Beavers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 33.9% (39 of 115) and they relinquish 29.0 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 204th in D-1 in allowing assists with 22 surrendered on the campaign. They are relinquishing 19.1% on shots from distance and they are 100th in D-1 in PPG allowed (52.5).
The Oregon State Beavers faced off with the Northwest University Eagles and earned the victory with a final of 114-42 in their last game. Oregon State wrapped up the contest with a 65.7% field goal percentage (44 out of 67) and converted 10 of their 18 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Beavers converted 16 of 23 shots for a percentage of 69.6%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 47 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 29 dimes in this contest in addition to having 13 steals and 7 blocks. In relation to defense, Oregon State allowed their opponent to shoot 65.7% from the floor on 44 out of 67. Northwest University dished out 13 assists and 7 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Eagles snagged 21 rebounds (6 offensive, 15 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Northwest University finished the game shooting 50.0% from the charity stripe by making 7 of 14 shots. They also made 3 out of their 22 attempts from distance.
Ethan Thompson is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He had 17 points on 7 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 19 minutes and collected 6 boards. Thompson finished the contest at 77.8% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Beavers was Maurice Calloo. He grabbed 6 rebounds and accounted for 4 dimes. He finished the contest at 100.0% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 5-of-5 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Calloo was on the court for 18 minutes.
Washington State has a mark of 2-0 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Cougars are shooting 34.7% from the field, which has them ranked 340th in the nation. Washington State has 127 pts so far this year (63.5 per game) and they snag 40.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.5 times per contest (191st in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game. The Cougars commit 18.0 fouls every game and they shoot 73.2% from the free throw line. The Cougars defensively are ranked 142nd in the country in PPG allowed with 60.0. They concede 10.5 assists and 38.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 170th and 273rd in D-1. The Washington State defense surrenders 29.2% on 3-point shots (14 of 48) and their opponents are knocking down 75.9% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 35.3% from the field (36th in D-1).
For their last game, the Washington State Cougars took home the win by a final score of 71-68 when they faced the Eastern Washington Eagles. The Cougars were able to pull down 30 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 40 in the matchup. They rejected 2 shots while recording 7 steals for the game. The Eagles were called for 15 fouls in the matchup which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for 10 attempts. They were able to bury 7 of those for a percentage of 70.0%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Washington State converted 10 out of 30 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Cougars walked away from this one shooting 27 out of 68 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.7%. The Cougars permitted the Eagles to knock down 24 of their 58 tries from the floor which left them shooting 41.4% in this game. They finished shooting 31.0% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 9 of 29 and ended up going 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). In relation to how they rebounded, Washington State allowed Eastern Washington to get 34 in all (6 offensive).
Isaac Bonton played a lot for the Cougars for the game. He converted 3 of 16 for the matchup giving him a rate of 18.8%, which got him 11 points. Bonton totaled 4 rebounds in his 35 minutes and had 3 assists for this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Washington State was Noah Williams. He accumulated 19 points in 29 minutes on the hardwood via 7 out of 13 shooting in this matchup. Williams walked away from this one going 53.8% from the floor and also totaling 3 assists and 8 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington State (+1.5) and under 139.5 points
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