Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 2/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+5.5)
Desert Financial Arena is the venue where and the Arizona State Sun Devils (6-9) will play the Oregon State Beavers (10-9) on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Arizona State as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 141.5.
Oregon State enters this one with a mark of 10-9 so far this season. The Beavers are shooting 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (138 of 388) and 75.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 70.7 points per contest (203rd in the country) while going 42.1% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.1 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, Oregon State is snagging 35.0 boards per game and has accounted for 289 dimes on the campaign, which is 48th in the country in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Beavers are forcing 12.3 turnovers every game while drawing 18.8 fouls. The Beavers are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.2% (454 of 1,052) and they surrender 35.6 boards per game as a team. They rank 254th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 251 surrendered this year. They are surrendering 30.4% from 3-point land and they are ranked 148th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.9).
The Oregon State Beavers took the court against the Arizona Wildcats and ended up losing by a score of 70-61 in their last game. Oregon State ended the contest with a 37.5% field goal percentage (24 of 64) and knocked down 7 of 23 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Beavers buried 6 of 10 shots for a rate of 60.0%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned 31 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 8 assists for this game in addition to getting 7 steals and 4 rejections. Regarding defending, Oregon State let their opponent shoot 37.5% from the floor on 24 out of 64 shooting. Arizona doled out 15 dimes and had 2 steals in this game. Furthurmore, the Wildcats snagged 45 rebounds (14 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Arizona ended up shooting 67.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 23 of 34 tries. They buried 7 of 18 shots from 3-point range.
Ethan Thompson is a guy who was a major factor for this game. He recorded 13 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He played for 34 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. Thompson finished the game at 41.7% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Beavers was Jarod Lucas. He grabbed 3 boards and earned 2 assists. He finished the contest at 41.7% from the field for this contest by going 5-of-12 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Lucas was on the court for 30 min.
Arizona State has a mark of 6-9 so far this season. The Sun Devils commit 20.6 fouls every game and they shoot 72.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.9 times per game (204th in college hoops) and they turn it over 11.5 times per game. Arizona State has accounted for 1,122 pts this season (74.8 per game) and they average 31.7 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Sun Devils are shooting 43.3% from the floor, which is 225th in the nation. The Sun Devils defensively are ranked 309th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 76.8. The Arizona State defense surrenders 35.0% from downtown (112 of 320) and opponents are connecting on 75.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 14.3 assists and 40.0 rebounds every game, which ranks 267th and 329th in the country. They have forced 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (248th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils took a loss by a final score of 75-64 when they faced the Oregon Ducks. The Sun Devils earned 28 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in this matchup. They also stuffed 3 tries while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Ducks were called for 14 fouls in this game which got the Sun Devils to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to make 11 of those for a percentage of 84.6%. In the matter of shots from distance, Arizona State converted 9 out of 26 tries (34.6%). Overall, the Sun Devils shot 22 out of 66 from the field which had them shooting 33.3%. The Sun Devils permitted the Ducks to bury 28 of 66 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.4% for the contest. They finished 40.0% from distance by connecting on 12 of 30 and finished the game at 7 of 8 from the free throw line (87.5%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Arizona State permitted Oregon to grab 39 overall (9 offensive).
Remy Martin ended up having an impact for the Sun Devils for this contest. He converted 9 out of 22 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 40.9%, which earned him 30 points. Martin pulled down 5 boards in his 36 minutes and accounted for 2 dimes for the game. Another guy who came through for Arizona State was Jalen Graham. He ended up with 8 points in 26 minutes on the court via 4 out of 6 from the floor in this game. Graham wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the field while also contributing 2 assists and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oregon State (+5.5)
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