Oregon State Beavers vs Loyola Ramblers Prediction, 3/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Loyola Ramblers
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+6.5)
The Oregon State Beavers (19-12) go to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday where they'll meet the Loyola Ramblers (26-4) in the Sweet 16. Loyola opens this matchup as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 128.
Oregon State heads into this matchup with a record of 19-12 for the season. The Beavers are hitting 35.6% on 3-pointers (219 of 616) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 70.9 pts per contest (187th in the nation) while going 43.6% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 11.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.8 personal fouls per game. As a team, Oregon State is grabbing 34.5 boards per game and is sitting with 453 dimes for the campaign, which is 13th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Beavers are forcing 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 30.1% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 109th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (68.0). The Beavers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.9% (725 of 1,690) and they relinquish 33.4 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 312th in college hoops in allowing assists with 383 relinquished this year.
The Oregon State Beavers faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys and notched a win by a score of 80-70 in their last game. Oregon State wrapped up the contest with a 41.2% field goal percentage (21 of 51) and converted 6 out of their 20 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Beavers knocked down 32 of their 35 shots for a rate of 91.4%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 49 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 7 assists for the contest while forcing 8 turnovers and having 2 steals. In regard to the defense, Oregon State allowed the other team to go 27.7% from the field on 18 of 65 shooting. Oklahoma State dished out 10 assists and had 11 steals in the game. Additionally, Oklahoma State grabbed 28 rebounds (11 offensive, 17 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Oklahoma State finished the game shooting 68.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 26 of their 38 attempts. They converted 8 out of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Ethan Thompson is a guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He recorded 26 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He played 28 mins played and collected 7 boards. Thompson finished the game shooting 45.5% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Beavers was Jarod Lucas. He had 6 rebounds in 31 minutes played. He finished 30.0% from the field for the matchup by going 3-of-10 (15 points). When all was said and done, Lucas collected 1 assist.
Loyola has a win-loss record of 26-4 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Ramblers are hitting on 50.4% from the field, which has them ranked 14th in college basketball. Loyola has accounted for 2,144 points so far this year (71.5 per contest) and they snag 32.5 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 15.9 times per contest (33rd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.9 times per game. The Ramblers are committing 14.1 personal fouls every game and they go 71.9% from the free throw line. The Ramblers on defense are ranked 1st in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 55.8. They are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the field (66th in D-1). The Loyola defense surrenders 32.4% on shots from 3-point land (165 of 509) and their opponents are knocking down 70.2% of their free throw shots. They have given up 9.5 dimes and 27.3 boards every game, which ranks 5th and 2nd in those categories on the defensive end.
For their last game, the Loyola Ramblers walked away with a victory by a final of 71-58 against the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Ramblers recorded 22 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 28 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 12 steals in this matchup. The Fighting Illini committed 18 fouls for the contest which took the Ramblers to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.2%. When discussing three-point shots, Loyola converted 4 of their 10 tries (40.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Ramblers walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.0%. The Ramblers allowed the Fighting Illini to make 22 of 49 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.9% in this contest. They went 28.6% from distance by going 4 of 14 and ended up going 10 of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). Regarding team rebounding, Loyola permitted Illinois to get 24 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Cameron Krutwig ended up being a factor for the Ramblers in the matchup. He converted 9 out of 18 in the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 12 rebounds. Krutwig earned 19 points in his 33 mins on the court and accumulated 5 dimes in this contest. Another guy that was pivotal for Loyola was Lucas Williamson. He ended up walking away with no assists in 36 mins on the court, and he put in 5 of 8 from the floor. Williamson ended the game having shot 62.5% from the field while also collecting 14 points and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oregon State (+6.5)
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