Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 2/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+11)
The Arizona Wildcats (13-6) play the Oregon State Beavers (10-8) at McKale Center on Thursday. Oregon State opens this contest as 11-point dogs. The O/U opens at 140.5.
Oregon State enters this game with a win-loss record of 10-8 so far this year. They are turning it over 11.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Oregon State is pulling down 35.1 boards per game and has tallied 281 assists for the year, which is 44th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Beavers are shooting 35.9% from downtown (131 of 365) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They average 71.2 pts per game (192nd in D-1) while connecting on 42.4% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Beavers have forced 12.3 turnovers per game and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They are 243rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 236 relinquished on the campaign. The Beavers defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 43.3% (434 of 1,002) and they relinquish 34.9 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 29.9% on three-point shots and they are 150th in the nation in points per game allowed (68.8).
The Oregon State Beavers played the Colorado Buffaloes and ended up losing by a score of 78-49 in their last contest. Oregon State wrapped up the game with a 32.7% FG percentage (18 out of 55) and buried 4 of their 16 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Beavers converted 9 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 56.3%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 29 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 7 assists in this contest while having 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Pertaining to the defense, Oregon State let their opponent shoot 32.7% from the floor on 18 of 55 shooting. Colorado earned 18 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Moreover, the Buffaloes collected 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Colorado finished 71.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 21 attempts. They buried 5 out of their 13 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Ethan Thompson is one guy who was a major factor for the game. He ended up finishing with 10 points on 3 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes played and also collected 2 rebounds. Thompson finished 33.3% from the field and totaled 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Beavers was Roman Silva. He had 5 boards and also collected 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the floor in this matchup by hitting 3-of-4 (7 points). At the conclusion of this game, Silva was on the court for 16 min.
Arizona has a mark of 13-6 so far this year. The Wildcats commit 18.9 fouls per contest and they hit 72.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 15.6 times per game (61st in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per contest. Arizona has tallied 1,476 pts for the year (77.7 per contest) and they average 38.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which is 99th in the country. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 147th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 68.7. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.8% from the floor (166th in college basketball). The Arizona defense surrenders 34.4% on 3-pointers (134 of 389) and their opponents are converting on 71.7% of their foul shots. They have given up 11.6 assists and 30.2 total boards per game, which is ranked 84th and 20th in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Arizona Wildcats took a defeat with a final score of 82-79 when they faced the Colorado Buffaloes. The Wildcats pulled down 14 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 for the matchup. They blocked 2 tries while earning 6 steals for the game. The Buffaloes were called for 21 fouls in this game which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to convert 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.3%. In relation to three-point attempts, Arizona buried 7 of 17 tries (41.2%). In all, the Wildcats ended up shooting 27 out of 55 from the floor which had them sitting at 49.1%. The Wildcats permitted the Buffaloes to knock down 29 of 52 tries from the field which left them shooting 55.8% in the matchup. They finished 55.0% from 3-point land via 11 of 20 and ended up going 13 out of 17 from the charity stripe (76.5%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Arizona permitted Colorado to get 17 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Azuolas Tubelis ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats for this contest. He made 7 out of 11 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, which earned him 18 points. Tubelis collected 2 boards in his 35 minutes played and accounted for 3 assists for the game. One more player who came through for Arizona was James Akinjo. He racked up 16 points in 33 minutes played via 4 out of 12 shooting for this game. Akinjo ended up shooting 33.3% from the field while totaling 7 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (-11)
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