Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 2/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-7.5)
The Oregon State Beavers (11-10) host the Colorado Buffaloes (16-7) at Gill Coliseum on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Colorado as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 136.5.
Colorado steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 16-7 for the year. They currently have an average of 74.1 pts per game (115th in college hoops) while connecting on 45.7% from the field. The Buffaloes are hitting 36.7% on shots from distance (176 of 480) and 82.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Colorado is collecting 35.1 boards per contest and has racked up 320 assists for the year, which is 35th in the nation in terms of passing. They cough up possession 11.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Buffaloes have forced 13.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.4 personal fouls. They give up 32.7% on 3-pointers while they are 36th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (63.4). The Buffaloes defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.9% (531 of 1,266) and they relinquish 31.0 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 223rd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 258 relinquished on the season.
The Colorado Buffaloes faced off with the Oregon Ducks and ended up losing by a score of 60-56 in their last game. Colorado finished having earned a 34.4% FG percentage (21 out of 61) and buried 6 out of their 27 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Buffaloes made 8 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 37 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 8 assists for the matchup in addition to having 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. When talking about defending, Colorado allowed the other team to go 34.4% from the floor on 21 out of 61 shooting. Oregon totaled 5 assists and had 11 steals for this contest. In addition, the Ducks collected 27 rebounds (4 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Oregon ended up going 66.7% when shooting free throws by converting 10 of their 15 shots. They buried 4 of their 17 tries from beyond the arc.
D'Shawn Schwartz is a guy who had an impact for this game. He totaled 16 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes and also grabbed 11 boards. Schwartz shot 46.2% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. Someone else that was a determining factor in this contest for the Buffaloes was McKinley Wright. He snagged 4 rebounds and totaled 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor for this game by going 5-of-10 (10 points). When the game finished, Wright saw the court for 36 min.
Oregon State has a win-loss mark of 11-10 on the year. Oregon State has totaled 1,490 pts on the season (71.0 per contest) and they collect 35.3 rebounds per game. The Beavers commit 19.4 fouls every game and they go 76.0% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Beavers are hitting on 42.3% from the field, which has them ranked 271st in the country. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.3 times per game (65th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 11.3 times per contest. The Beavers on defense are ranked 127th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 68.6. They have conceded 13.0 dimes and 35.0 boards every game, which is 172nd and 178th in the nation. The Oregon State defense allows 29.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (126 of 425) and opponents are converting on 71.4% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the field (161st in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Oregon State Beavers got the victory with a final of 74-56 when they faced the Utah Utes. The Beavers collected 23 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this matchup. They stuffed 8 tries while getting 12 steals in this game. The Utes were called for 18 fouls for this contest which took the Beavers to the free throw line for 17 shots. They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 94.1%. When discussing shots from downtown, Oregon State buried 4 of their 18 attempts (22.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Beavers finished shooting 27 for 61 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.3%. The Beavers permitted the Utes to bury 20 of their 52 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.5% for this contest. They shot 16.7% from downtown by going 3 of 18 and ended up going 13 of 13 from the charity stripe (100.0%). Concerning how they rebounded, Oregon State permitted Utah to grab 26 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Ethan Thompson ended up having an impact for the Beavers in this contest. He made 8 of 15 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Thompson had 5 rebounds in his 37 mins played and accumulated 8 assists for this game. Another guy that was pivotal for Oregon State was Warith Alatishe. He finished with 19 points in 35 minutes played by going 9 of 14 shooting for this game. Alatishe wrapped this one up going 64.3% from the field while also collecting 4 assists and 9 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon State (+7.5)
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