Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 2/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+12)
The Colorado Buffaloes (14-5) play the Oregon State Beavers (10-7) at CU Events Center on Monday. Oregon State opens this game as 12-point underdogs. The total is set at 136.5.
Oregon State steps onto the hardwood with a record of 10-7 for the year. They are averaging 72.5 points per game (159th in the country) while shooting 42.9% from the field. The Beavers are shooting 36.4% on 3-pointers (127 of 349) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Oregon State is snagging 35.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 274 dimes for the year, which is 46th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 10.9 times per game and as a team they commit 19.0 fouls per contest. On defense, the Beavers have forced 12.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 212th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 218 relinquished for the season. The Beavers defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.6% (405 of 950) and they relinquish 35.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 29.6% on three-point shots and they are 127th in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.3).
The Oregon State Beavers faced off with the Washington State Cougars and earned the victory with a final of 68-66 in their last contest. Oregon State wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.5% field goal percentage (20 out of 43) and converted 5 out of their 13 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Beavers converted 23 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 74.2%. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 26 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists for the game as well as having 4 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of the defense, Oregon State allowed their opponent to shoot 46.5% from the field on 20 of 43 shooting. Washington State totaled 14 dimes and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, the Cougars grabbed 32 rebounds (12 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Washington State walked away from this one shooting 90.9% from the free throw line by making 10 of 11 attempts. They converted 8 of their 24 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jarod Lucas is one player who was a contributor for this game. He walked away with 12 points on 4 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins and grabbed 2 rebounds. Lucas finished the game at 57.1% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in the matchup for the Beavers was Ethan Thompson. He snagged 4 boards and had 3 assists. He finished 30.0% from the field in this game via 3-of-10 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Thompson was on the court for 23 minutes.
Colorado has a win-loss mark of 14-5 so far this season. Colorado has earned 1,439 pts so far this season (75.7 per game) and they grab 34.8 boards per contest. The Buffaloes have committed 16.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 83.7% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Buffaloes are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which is 88th in the country. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.5 times per game (105th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.8 times per contest. The Buffaloes defensively are ranked 49th in the country in points per game surrendered with 64.6. The Colorado defense gives up 34.1% on 3-pointers (125 of 367) and their opposition knocks down 74.0% of their foul shots. They surrender 11.8 assists and 31.0 total boards per game, which is 96th and 36th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the floor (154th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Colorado Buffaloes went home victorious with a score of 82-79 against the Arizona Wildcats. The Buffaloes earned 12 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 17 in the game. They also stuffed 2 attempts while earning 6 steals in this matchup. The Wildcats committed 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.5%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Colorado buried 11 of their 20 tries (55.0%). When all was said and done, the Buffaloes ended up going 29 for 52 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.8%. The Buffaloes permitted the Wildcats to knock down 27 of 55 attempts from the field which had them shooting 49.1% for this contest. They finished 41.2% from three-point range by shooting 7 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 23 at the free throw line (78.3%). In regard to team rebounding, Colorado allowed Arizona to snag 23 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Evan Battey ended up having an impact for the Buffaloes for the game. He converted 7 of 9 for this contest for a field goal rate of 77.8%, which had him sitting at 21 points. Battey grabbed 3 rebounds in his 27 minutes played and accounted for 2 dimes for the contest. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Colorado was McKinley Wright IV. He scored 17 points in 39 minutes played by way of 6 out of 10 shooting for this game. IV walked away from this one going 60.0% from the field while contributing 6 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (-12)
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