Portland State Vikings vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland State Vikings vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland State (+13)
Gill Coliseum is the venue where and the Oregon State Beavers (3-3) will take on the Portland State Vikings (1-3) on Tuesday. Portland State opens this matchup as 13-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 148.5.
Portland State will enter this game with a mark of 1-3 this year. They are averaging 71.8 pts per game (194th in Division 1) while connecting on 36.2% from the floor. The Vikings are connecting on 22.7% on shots from beyond the arc (25 of 110) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Portland State is collecting 44.3 boards per contest and has totaled 50 assists so far this season, which ranks 269th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.5 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 22.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Vikings are forcing 15.2 turnovers every game and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They concede 30.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 246th in D-1 in points per game allowed (73.8). The Vikings defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 43.7% (125 of 286) and they relinquish 35.8 boards per game as a group. They rank 185th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 78 relinquished on the campaign.
The Portland State Vikings played the Weber State Wildcats and went home with a win by a final score of 74-72 in their last contest. Portland State wrapped up the game with a 41.7% field goal percentage (25 out of 60) and converted 8 of 22 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Vikings made 16 of 23 shots for a percentage of 69.6%. With regard to hauling in boards, they earned 33 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 10 dimes for the game as well as having 10 steals and 5 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Portland State allowed 41.7% from the field on 25 out of 60. Weber State recorded 18 dimes and 9 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Wildcats grabbed 23 boards (5 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Weber State finished 70.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of 27 tries. They made 1 of their 11 tries from distance.
James Scott is a player who saw a lot of minutes in this matchup. He accounted for 26 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He played 36 mins played and also snagged 6 rebounds. Scott finished 52.9% from the field and dished out 3 assists. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Vikings was Khalid Thomas. He snagged 6 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He finished 50.0% from the floor in this game via 7-of-14 (20 points). In all, Thomas played for 32 minutes.
Oregon State has a mark of 3-3 on the campaign. The Beavers are committing 17.8 fouls every game and they connect on 74.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 17.5 times per game (38th in D-1) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per contest. Oregon State has accounted for 472 pts on the year (78.7 per contest) and they collect 40.8 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Beavers are hitting on 44.4% from the field, which is 197th in the country. The Beavers on the defensive end are ranked 81st in Division 1 in PPG given up with 64.7. They are able to force 14.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.5% from the field (50th in D-1). The Oregon State defense concedes 28.2% on 3-point attempts (37 of 131) and their opponents are connecting on 68.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 11.2 dimes and 36.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 83rd and 201st in D-1.
In their last game, the Oregon State Beavers went home victorious with a score of 73-61 when they faced the UTSA Roadrunners. The Beavers were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the game. They also blocked 2 tries while earning 5 steals in the game. The Roadrunners had 28 personal fouls in this game which took the Beavers to the free throw line for 31 tries. They were able to bury 26 of those for a percentage of 83.9%. When discussing three-point attempts, Oregon State converted 5 out of their 21 attempts (23.8%). When the game finished, the Beavers finished the game shooting 21 out of 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.4%. The Beavers permitted the Roadrunners to make 21 of their 60 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.0% for the matchup. They went 22.2% from three-point range by connecting on 6 out of 27 and finished the game at 13 out of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). Regarding how they rebounded, Oregon State permitted UTSA to pull down 34 in total (12 offensive).
Ethan Thompson was important for the Beavers in the game. He buried 5 of 13 for the contest for a field goal rate of 38.5%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Thompson collected 2 boards in his 34 minutes and had 3 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who saw a lot of minutes for Oregon State was Warith Alatishe. He ended up with 13 points in his 25 minutes on the court by going 5 out of 9 from the floor in the matchup. Alatishe finished going 55.6% from the field and also collecting 3 dimes and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland State (+13)
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