Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 3/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+8.5)
The Oregon State Beavers (16-12) are headed to T-Mobile Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Colorado Buffaloes (22-7). Colorado opens this contest as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 136.5.
Oregon State will take the court with a win-loss mark of 16-12 for the year. The Beavers are connecting on 35.1% on shots from distance (194 of 553) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They average 70.7 pts per contest (195th in the nation) while connecting on 43.3% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.9 fouls per game. As a unit, Oregon State is pulling down 33.9 rebounds per contest and has tallied 412 assists for the year, which is 23rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Beavers are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 116th in the nation in PPG allowed (68.3). The Beavers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.8% (661 of 1,509) and they relinquish 33.5 boards per game as a squad. They are 283rd in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 353 surrendered for the year.
The Oregon State Beavers faced off with the Oregon Ducks and took home the win by a score of 75-64 in their last game. Oregon State ended the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (25 of 50) and buried 10 out of their 19 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Beavers buried 15 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 16 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When discussing defending, Oregon State allowed the other team to go 41.8% from the field on 23 out of 55 shooting. Oregon recorded 12 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. Moreover, Oregon grabbed 23 rebounds (7 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Oregon finished 70.6% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of their 17 attempts. They also made 6 of their 25 tries from 3-point land.
Ethan Thompson is a guy who was a contributor in this game. He finished with 16 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He played 36 minutes and also collected 6 rebounds. Thompson walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this contest for the Beavers was Zach Reichle. He grabbed 1 rebound in his 33 min played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the field in this contest by going 2-of-3 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Reichle collected 1 assist.
Colorado has a mark of 22-7 for the season. Colorado has totaled 2,123 points this year (73.2 per contest) and they pull in 35.1 rebounds per game. The Buffaloes have committed 16.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 83.1% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Buffaloes are shooting 45.4% from the floor, which ranks them 108th in Division 1. They are getting an assist 13.3 times per game (160th in college hoops) and they turn it over 11.2 times per contest. The Buffaloes on the defensive end are ranked 26th in college basketball in points given up per game with 63.0. The Colorado defense concedes 33.0% on shots from 3-point land (181 of 549) and their opposition knocks down 72.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 10.9 dimes and 30.9 total rebounds per game, which is 42nd and 25th in Division 1. They are able to force 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the field (87th in the country).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Colorado Buffaloes walked away with a victory by a final of 72-70 when they faced the USC Trojans. The Buffaloes corralled 22 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 32 for the contest. They coughed it up 10 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. The Trojans committed 11 personal fouls for this contest which got the Buffaloes to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Colorado made 12 of 24 tries (50.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Buffaloes finished shooting 26 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.6%. The Buffaloes permitted the Trojans to convert 28 of their 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.9% for this contest. They finished 47.1% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 6 of 12 at the charity stripe (50.0%). In reference to attacking the glass, Colorado permitted USC to collect 29 overall (8 on the offensive side).
McKinley Wright pitched in for the Buffaloes in this game. He made 9 out of 16 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Wright earned 24 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Colorado was D'Shawn Schwartz. He ended up with 1 assist in his 33 minutes on the court, and he put in 3 of 6 from the floor. Schwartz wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while also totaling 9 points and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oregon State (+8.5)
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