Oregon Ducks vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 3/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon (-5.5)
The Oregon Ducks (18-5) go to Gill Coliseum on Sunday where they'll take on the Oregon State Beavers (14-11). Oregon opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 136.
Oregon steps onto the court with a mark of 18-5 on the year. The Ducks are connecting on 36.7% on shots from distance (187 of 509) and 71.3% from the free throw line. They average 73.9 points per outing (112th in D-1) while going 46.5% from the floor. They turn it over 11.6 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Oregon is grabbing 33.8 boards per game and has racked up 300 assists on the season, which has them ranked 157th in the country in terms of passing. Defensively, the Ducks are able to force 14.0 turnovers every game while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. The Ducks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.9% (551 of 1,283) and they concede 32.2 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 215th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 297 conceded so far this year. They are surrendering 33.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 83rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.9).
The Oregon Ducks stepped onto the hardwood against the UCLA Bruins and notched a win by a score of 82-74 in their last game. Oregon ended the game with a 60.8% field goal percentage (31 of 51) and made 8 out of their 17 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Ducks buried 12 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 24 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists for the game as well as forcing 14 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With regard to defense, Oregon allowed their opponent to shoot 55.4% from the field on 31 of 56 shooting. UCLA dished out 17 assists and had 3 steals for the game. On top of that, UCLA snagged 23 rebounds (8 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. UCLA went 85.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 6 of their 7 tries. They knocked down 6 of their 18 attempts from beyond the arc.
Chris Duarte is one guy who was a major contributor in this game. He ended up with 23 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He played 35 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. Duarte finished the game at 58.3% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. Another guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Ducks was LJ Figueroa. He pulled down 3 rebounds in 34 min on the court. He went 72.7% from the floor for this contest by going 8-of-11 (18 points). When all was said and done, Figueroa earned 2 assists.
Oregon State has a record of 14-11 on the season. The Beavers commit 18.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.1% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 14.7 times per contest (83rd in college hoops) and they turn it over 11.3 times per game. Oregon State has 1,754 pts for the season (70.2 per game) and they pull in 34.3 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Beavers are hitting on 42.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 255th in the nation. The Beavers on the defensive side of the court are 102nd in D-1 in points given up per game with 67.6. The Oregon State defense gives up 29.7% on shots from 3-point land (149 of 502) and their opponents are connecting on 73.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 12.6 dimes and 33.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 143rd and 124th in those categories. They have forced 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.5% from the floor (186th in the country).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oregon State Beavers took home the win by a final score of 75-70 against the Utah Utes. The Beavers were able to pull down 18 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 30 for this game. They turned it over 14 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. The Utes committed 12 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Beavers to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They were able to bury 7 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 63.6%. Regarding 3-pointers, Oregon State converted 10 out of 22 tries (45.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Beavers shot 29 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.7%. The Beavers permitted the Utes to make 25 out of 46 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 54.3% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 42.1% from three-point range via 8 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 13 at the charity stripe (92.3%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Oregon State permitted Utah to get 20 overall (3 offensive).
Jarod Lucas pitched in for the Beavers for the game. He made 5 of 13 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 38.5%, and had 1 rebound. Lucas earned 16 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to get an assist. An additional guy who came through for Oregon State was Warith Alatishe. He came away with 4 dimes in his 30 mins on the court, and he knocked down 5 of 7 from the floor. Alatishe wrapped this one up going 71.4% from the floor as well as earning 10 points and 10 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon State (+5.5)
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