Portland Pilots vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 12/10/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Pilots vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+13.5)
The Portland Pilots (3-1) head to Gill Coliseum on Thursday where they'll take on the Oregon State Beavers (2-2). The line on this matchup has Oregon State as 13.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 141.5.
Portland enters this one with a win-loss mark of 3-1 on the season. They have an average of 78.8 points per outing (101st in D-1) while hitting 46.4% from the field. The Pilots are hitting 31.9% on three-point shots (22 of 69) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Portland is grabbing 32.5 boards per game and has totaled 52 assists so far this year, which is 147th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 15.3 fouls every game. On the defensive end of the court, the Pilots are able to force 17.5 turnovers every game and they draw 24.3 fouls. They are 258th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 68 surrendered this year. The Pilots defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.4% (113 of 249) and they relinquish 35.0 boards per game as a group. They give up 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 220th in college hoops in points per game allowed (74.8).
The Portland Pilots stepped onto the hardwood against the Portland State Vikings and walked away with a win by a score of 86-73 in their last contest. Portland wrapped up the contest with a 45.9% FG percentage (28 of 61) and converted 3 of their 16 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Pilots converted 27 of their 35 shots for a rate of 77.1%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 16 assists for the game while getting 7 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of the defense, Portland allowed the other team to shoot 45.9% from the field on 28 of 61. Portland State recorded 13 dimes and 7 steals in the game. Additionally, the Vikings collected 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Portland State shot 65.5% when shooting free throws by converting 19 of their 29 tries. They converted 6 out of their 32 tries from distance.
Eddie Davis is one player who was a factor for the game. He accounted for 14 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He played 34 minutes and also collected 4 rebounds. Davis finished the contest at 45.5% from the field and distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Pilots was Ahmed Ali. He snagged 5 rebounds and earned 4 assists. He finished the game at 42.9% from the field for the game by shooting 6-of-14 (28 points). At the conclusion of this game, Ali played 33 minutes.
Oregon State has a mark of 2-2 on the season. Oregon State has scored 313 points on the year (78.3 per game) and they collect 43.0 rebounds per game. The Beavers are responsible for committing 18.0 fouls every game while shooting 68.9% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Beavers are shooting 46.3% from the field, which has them ranked 151st in the nation. They are earning an assist 17.8 times per contest (47th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per game. The Beavers are ranked 41st in college basketball in points given up per game with 60.0. They allow 11.5 dimes and 34.0 boards per contest, which is 102nd and 111th in college basketball. The Oregon State defense concedes 28.2% from downtown (24 of 85) and their opponents are connecting on 63.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 14.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 37.2% from the field (45th in Division 1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oregon State Beavers took a loss by a score of 76-73 when they faced the Wyoming Cowboys. The Beavers corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this matchup. They blocked 6 tries while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Cowboys were called for 22 fouls for this contest which got the Beavers to the free throw line for a total of 33 shots. They were able to bury 26 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.8%. Concerning 3-pointers, Oregon State converted 7 out of their 19 tries (36.8%). Overall, the Beavers ended up going 20 out of 56 from the floor which had them sitting at 35.7%. The Beavers allowed the Cowboys to knock down 28 of 58 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.3% in this game. They went 40.0% from three-point range by going 8 out of 20 and finished the game at 12 out of 22 from the free throw line (54.5%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Oregon State permitted Wyoming to get 32 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Ethan Thompson pitched in for the Beavers for the matchup. He buried 4 of 13 for the contest for a field goal rate of 30.8%, which got him 20 points. Thompson collected 4 boards in his 35 mins played and had 2 assists in the matchup. An additional guy who saw a lot of action for Oregon State was Maurice Calloo. He was able to score 7 points in 25 minutes on the hardwood via 2 out of 7 shooting in the matchup. Calloo walked away from this one going 28.6% from the field as well as totaling 2 assists and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oregon State (-13.5) and under 141.5 points
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