Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 1/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (-6.5)
The Arizona Wildcats (9-3) travel to Gill Coliseum on Thursday where they'll take on the Oregon State Beavers (5-4). Oregon State opens this matchup as 6.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 141.
Arizona heads into this one with a mark of 9-3 this season. They currently have an average of 78.5 points per contest (70th in D-1) while shooting 44.3% from the floor. The Wildcats are shooting 35.5% on shots from downtown (82 of 231) and 70.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Arizona is pulling in 40.9 rebounds per contest and has tallied 184 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 44th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 11.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.6 personal fouls per game. On defense, the Wildcats are able to force 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.8 personal fouls. They give up 32.0% on shots from downtown and they rank 130th in D-1 in opponents points per game (67.9). The Wildcats defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.6% (279 of 671) and they relinquish 31.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 195th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 132 relinquished for the season.
The Arizona Wildcats faced the UCLA Bruins and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-76 in their last contest. Arizona walked away from the contest having earned a 43.1% field goal percentage (28 of 65) and converted 8 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Wildcats made 12 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled 30 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 15 assists in this contest as well as getting 5 steals and 2 rejections. In regard to the defense, Arizona let their opponent shoot 43.1% from the floor on 28 out of 65 shooting. UCLA earned 6 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Bruins snagged 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 blocks. UCLA ended up going 84.4% at the charity stripe by making 27 of 32 shots. They converted 6 of their 13 attempts from beyond the arc.
James Akinjo is someone who played a role for the contest. He ended up with 25 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He played 37 mins and totaled 2 rebounds. Akinjo finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and dished out 8 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this game for the Wildcats was Tautvilas Tubelis. He collected 8 rebounds and also collected 2 dimes. He went 50.0% from the field in this matchup by shooting 6-of-12 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Tubelis saw the court for 30 minutes.
Oregon State has a win-loss record of 5-4 on the season. As an offense, the Beavers are shooting 42.6% from the floor, which is ranked 260th in the nation. Oregon State has scored 683 points this year (75.9 per game) and they pull in 37.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 16.9 times per game (36th in college hoops) and they turn it over 10.8 times per game. The Beavers are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they go 74.0% from the charity stripe. The Beavers defensively are ranked 87th in college basketball in PPG given up with 66.1. The Oregon State defense allows 29.1% on three-point shots (53 of 182) and their opponents are converting on 67.7% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.4 assists and 35.6 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 92nd and 200th in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.4% from the floor (114th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Oregon State Beavers took a loss by a score of 81-71 when they played the Stanford Cardinal. The Beavers were able to snag 18 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in the matchup. They also blocked 7 attempts while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Cardinal earned 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Beavers to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of them for a percentage of 82.4%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Oregon State made 11 of 34 tries (32.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Beavers walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 66 from the field which gave them a rate of 34.8%. The Beavers allowed the Cardinal to knock down 28 of their 54 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 51.9% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 23.1% from 3-point land by going 3 of 13 and finished the contest at 22 of 30 from the free throw line (73.3%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Oregon State permitted Stanford to grab 38 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Jarod Lucas was important for the Beavers in this contest. He made 5 out of 11 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which had him finishing with 22 points. Lucas totaled 2 rebounds in his 28 minutes and had 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that played a role for Oregon State was Gianni Hunt. He finished with 17 points in his 29 minutes on the court via 6 out of 11 shooting for this game. Hunt ended the game having shot 54.5% from the field and also totaling 2 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (-6.5)
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