Stanford Cardinal vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 12/31/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (-6.5)
The Stanford Cardinal (5-2) are headed to Gill Coliseum on Thursday where they'll take on the Oregon State Beavers (4-3). The line on this matchup has Stanford as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 135.
Stanford steps onto the hardwood with a record of 5-2 on the season. They average 72.7 points per game (178th in college basketball) while connecting on 46.1% from the field. The Cardinal are connecting on 32.2% on 3-pointers (39 of 121) and 69.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Stanford is collecting 37.4 boards per game and has earned 88 dimes for the year, which ranks 202nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 16.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Cardinal are forcing 16.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.6 personal fouls. The Cardinal defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 38.5% (160 of 416) and they surrender 35.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 144th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 83 relinquished this year. They concede 32.1% on 3-point shots and they are 77th in the country in PPG allowed (64.6).
The Stanford Cardinal faced the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners and walked away with a win by a score of 63-50 in their last game. Stanford finished the game having earned a 45.5% field goal percentage (20 of 44) and converted 2 out of their 12 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cardinal made 21 of their 34 shots for a percentage of 61.8%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 8 dimes in this game while having 9 steals and 5 blocks. In the matter of defending, Stanford allowed the other team to go 45.5% from the field on 20 out of 44 shooting. CSU Bakersfield recorded 9 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Roadrunners grabbed 30 rebounds (13 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 5 blocks. CSU Bakersfield finished shooting 68.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 16 attempts. They knocked down 7 out of their 20 shots from distance.
Ziaire Williams is someone who came through in this game. He accumulated 17 points on 4 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and also collected 7 rebounds. Williams finished the game shooting 33.3% from the field and totaled 3 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Cardinal was Bryce Wills. He grabbed 7 rebounds and also earned 3 dimes. He finished the game at 71.4% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 5-of-7 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Wills saw the court for 30 min.
Oregon State has a mark of 4-3 for the season. Oregon State has totaled 539 pts on the campaign (77.0 per contest) and they grab 39.9 boards per game. The Beavers commit 17.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 72.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Beavers are hitting on 43.5% from the field, which is 228th in Division 1. They are earning an assist 17.1 times per game (43rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.6 times per game. The Beavers defensively are ranked 72nd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 64.3. They relinquish 10.7 dimes and 35.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 59th and 182nd in college hoops. The Oregon State defense concedes 28.9% on 3-point attempts (44 of 152) and opponents are connecting on 70.3% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.0% from the floor (53rd in D-1).
For their last game, the Oregon State Beavers took home the win by a final score of 67-62 against the Portland State Vikings. The Beavers snagged 21 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the matchup. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Vikings earned 24 fouls for the matchup which took the Beavers to the free throw line for a total of 29 shots. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 65.5%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Oregon State converted 8 out of 21 tries (38.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Beavers finished shooting 20 for 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.7%. The Beavers allowed the Vikings to convert 21 out of 49 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 42.9% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 21 and finished the contest at 13 of 16 from the charity stripe (81.3%). In regard to how they rebounded, Oregon State allowed Portland State to snag 31 in total (6 offensive).
Zach Reichle ended up being a major contributor for the Beavers in the game. He converted 4 out of 9 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Reichle collected 6 boards in his 34 minutes and had 4 assists in the matchup. Someone else who came through for Oregon State was Jarod Lucas. He racked up 15 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 of 11 shooting for the matchup. Lucas ended up shooting 36.4% from the floor in addition to totaling 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oregon State (+6.5) and over 135 points
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