UTSA Roadrunners vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: UTSA (+10)
The UTSA Roadrunners (2-2) head to Gill Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll meet the Oregon State Beavers (2-3). UTSA opens this game as 10-point dogs. The total is set at 151.
UTSA will take the court with a win-loss mark of 2-2 on the campaign. The Roadrunners are connecting on 29.1% on shots from beyond the arc (30 of 103) and 78.6% from the free throw line. They average 79.5 points per game (86th in Division 1) while shooting 44.5% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UTSA is pulling in 42.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 57 assists for the year, which is 197th in the country in terms of passing. On defense, the Roadrunners have forced 14.5 turnovers per game and they draw 14.8 personal fouls. They give up 38.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 281st in the country in opponents points per game (79.8). The Roadrunners defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.9% (110 of 269) and they concede 39.0 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 214th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 69 surrendered on the year.
The UTSA Roadrunners faced the Sul Ross State Lobos and notched a win by a score of 91-62 in their last contest. UTSA ended the game having earned a 51.4% field goal percentage (37 out of 72) and converted 10 of their 34 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Roadrunners knocked down 7 of 8 shots for a rate of 87.5%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 45 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 19 dimes in the matchup while earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of defense, UTSA allowed the other team to go 51.4% from the field on 37 of 72. Sul Ross State recorded 16 assists and 4 steals in the game. In addition, the Lobos grabbed 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Sul Ross State finished the game at 61.5% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 13 attempts. They knocked down 10 of their 31 tries from beyond the arc.
Eric Parrish is one player who saw a lot of action for the matchup. He walked away with 14 points on 6 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 25 minutes and totaled 6 rebounds. Parrish finished the game shooting 85.7% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in the game for the Roadrunners was Keaton Wallace. He snagged 2 boards and also accumulated 2 assists. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor in this game by shooting 7-of-14 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, Wallace was on the court for 24 minutes.
Oregon State has a win-loss record of 2-3 this season. As an offense, the Beavers are hitting on 45.0% from the field, which is 178th in the country. Oregon State has tallied 399 pts on the season (79.8 per game) and they average 41.8 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 18.0 times per game (36th in the country) and they are giving up possession 12.2 times per contest. The Beavers commit 18.2 fouls per contest and they go 71.8% from the free throw line. The Beavers on the defensive end are ranked 100th in the country in PPG given up with 65.4. They give up 11.6 assists and 36.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 113th and 180th in those categories on the defensive end. The Oregon State defense allows 29.8% on shots from beyond the arc (31 of 104) and their opponents are knocking down 67.4% of their foul shots. They are forcing 14.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (76th in Division 1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oregon State Beavers took a loss by a score of 87-86 when they faced the Portland Pilots. The Beavers collected 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 36 in the game. They stuffed 6 attempts while earning 6 steals in this contest. The Pilots were called for 16 personal fouls for this game which took the Beavers to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of them for a percentage of 85.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Oregon State knocked down 9 of their 25 tries (36.0%). Overall, the Beavers ended up shooting 30 out of 73 from the floor which had them shooting 41.1%. The Beavers allowed the Pilots to knock down 30 out of 65 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 46.2% for the matchup. They went 36.8% from three-point range by hitting 7 out of 19 and ended up going 20 of 26 from the free throw line (76.9%). When it comes to rebounding, Oregon State allowed Portland to pull down 40 in total (9 offensive).
Ethan Thompson ended up being important for the Beavers in this contest. He knocked down 9 of 17 in this matchup giving him a rate of 52.9%, which earned him 31 points. Thompson pulled down 2 boards in his 34 mins and had 2 dimes in this contest. Another guy that ended up coming through for Oregon State was Maurice Calloo. He notched 18 points in his 34 minutes on the court by going 7 of 12 shooting for the contest. Calloo ended up shooting 58.3% from the field while earning 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UTSA (+10)
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