Arizona State Sun Devils vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 1/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona State (-5.5)
Gill Coliseum is the site where and the Oregon State Beavers (5-5) will take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (4-5) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Arizona State as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 147.5.
Arizona State heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 4-5 for the year. They turn it over 11.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 21.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Arizona State is grabbing 32.2 boards per game and has accounted for 102 dimes for the year, which is 273rd in the nation in terms of passing. The Sun Devils are connecting on 32.3% on shots from downtown (70 of 217) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 75.4 pts per contest (116th in the nation) while connecting on 42.9% from the field. Defensively, the Sun Devils are able to force 17.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They currently rank 140th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 121 conceded on the year. The Sun Devils are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.9% (233 of 519) and they relinquish 41.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They relinquish 33.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 294th in college hoops in opponents PPG (76.7).
The Arizona State Sun Devils played the USC Trojans and ended up losing by a score of 73-64 in their last game. Arizona State finished the game having earned a 33.9% FG percentage (20 of 59) and knocked down 9 of 24 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Sun Devils converted 15 of 24 attempts for a rate of 62.5%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled 26 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 9 dimes for this game while having 4 steals and 3 blocks. In terms of the defense, Arizona State allowed the other team to go 33.9% from the field on 20 of 59 shooting. USC distributed 13 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Trojans grabbed 48 boards (13 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. USC walked away from this one shooting 81.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 26 of 32 shots. They also made 3 of 22 tries from three-point range.
Holland Woods is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. He walked away with 18 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He played for 38 minutes played and also snagged 3 rebounds. Woods ended up shooting 46.7% from the floor and totaled 4 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this matchup for the Sun Devils was Alonzo Verge Jr.. He had 2 boards and also had 3 assists. He shot 30.8% from the floor in this game by shooting 4-of-13 (17 points). When the game finished, Jr. played 37 min.
Oregon State has a win-loss record of 5-5 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Beavers are connecting on 42.4% from the field, which is 264th in Division 1. Oregon State has accounted for 747 points this season (74.7 per game) and they snag 36.8 boards per game. They are earning an assist 16.8 times per contest (38th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 10.9 times per contest. The Beavers commit 19.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.4% from the charity stripe. The Beavers on defense are ranked 164th in D-1 in PPG given up with 69.3. They have conceded 12.4 assists and 36.2 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 146th and 222nd in the country. The Oregon State defense gives up 30.7% on 3-point shots (61 of 199) and opponents are knocking down 68.9% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (183rd in college hoops).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oregon State Beavers took a loss by a score of 98-64 when they played the Arizona Wildcats. The Beavers were able to collect 19 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 25 in this matchup. They blocked 4 shots while recording 8 steals in the game. The Wildcats earned 15 fouls for this contest which got the Beavers to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of those for a percentage of 64.3%. With regard to three-point shots, Oregon State converted 5 out of 22 attempts (22.7%). When all was said and done, the Beavers finished shooting 25 out of 61 from the floor which had them shooting 41.0%. The Beavers permitted the Wildcats to make 35 of 61 tries from the floor which had them shooting 57.4% in this contest. They shot 47.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 of 17 and finished the contest at 20 out of 26 at the free throw line (76.9%). In the matter of rebounding, Oregon State allowed Arizona to snag 39 in total (11 offensive).
Ethan Thompson ended up being a factor for the Beavers for the game. He made 5 of 13 in this matchup for a rate of 38.5%, which had him sitting at 13 points. Thompson pulled down 3 rebounds in his 32 mins played and tallied 5 dimes in this matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Oregon State was Jarod Lucas. He ended up scoring 12 points in 23 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 of 13 shooting for the matchup. Lucas walked away from this one going 38.5% from the floor while also collecting 2 dimes and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oregon State (+5.5) and under 147.5 points
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