Oregon State Beavers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 3/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+5)
Hinkle Fieldhouse is the site where and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (21-8) will take on the Oregon State Beavers (18-12) on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament. The odds on this matchup have Oklahoma State as 5-point favorites. The total opens at 142.
Oregon State heads into this contest with a record of 18-12 so far this season. They are averaging 70.6 points per game (194th in the nation) while hitting 43.7% from the field. The Beavers are shooting 35.7% on shots from distance (213 of 596) and 75.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Oregon State is snagging 33.9 boards per game and has accounted for 446 dimes on the year, which is 12th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 11.4 times per game and as a group are committing 18.7 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Beavers are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They currently rank 308th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 373 surrendered so far this season. The Beavers defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.5% (707 of 1,625) and they surrender 33.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 30.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 107th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.9).
The Oregon State Beavers stepped onto the hardwood against the Tennessee Volunteers and took home the win by a score of 70-56 in their last game. Oregon State finished the game with a 48.2% field goal percentage (27 of 56) and converted 10 out of their 21 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Beavers made 6 of 10 shots for a rate of 60.0%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they collected 40 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In relation to the defense, Oregon State allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the field on 21 of 63 shooting. Tennessee doled out 10 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Tennessee pulled down 33 rebounds (13 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Tennessee finished shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by making 9 of their 12 shots. They converted 5 of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc.
Roman Silva is one player who had an impact for the game. He left the arena with 16 points on 8 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 25 minutes and pulled down 4 rebounds. Silva finished shooting 100.0% from the field but finished the game without an assist. One more player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Beavers was Jarod Lucas. He collected 6 rebounds in 33 min played. He finished the game shooting 45.5% from the field for the contest by going 5-of-11 (14 points). When the time ran out, Lucas totaled 2 assists.
Oklahoma State has a mark of 21-8 for the campaign. Oklahoma State has 2,227 points this year (76.8 per contest) and they grab 38.6 rebounds per contest. The Cowboys have committed 16.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.2% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cowboys are shooting 46.5% from the field, which is ranked 65th in the nation. They are dishing out assists 12.9 times per game (195th in Division 1) and they turn it over 15.8 times per game. The Cowboys defensively are ranked 241st in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 72.4. The Oklahoma State defense concedes 32.1% on 3-pointers (217 of 677) and their opponents are knocking down 70.8% of their free throw shots. They give up 12.6 dimes and 35.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 142nd and 210th in the country. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (58th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma State Cowboys walked away with a victory by a final of 69-60 when they played the Liberty Flames. The Cowboys were able to corral 24 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the game. They turned it over 13 times, while earning 9 steals for this game. The Flames were called for 22 personal fouls for the game which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 29 tries. They were able to make 20 of them for a clip of 69.0%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Oklahoma State converted 3 of their 15 attempts (20.0%). In all, the Cowboys went 23 out of 57 from the floor which had them at 40.4%. The Cowboys allowed the Flames to convert 21 out of 56 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 37.5% in this game. They went 38.1% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 out of 21 and finished the contest at 10 of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). When discussing attacking the glass, Oklahoma State allowed Liberty to pull down 30 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Avery Anderson ended up being important for the Cowboys in this game. He converted 8 out of 14 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. Anderson scored 21 points in his 36 minutes on the court, but finished this game without an assist. Another guy who was a determining factor for Oklahoma State was Cade Cunningham. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in 33 mins on the court, and he converted 3 of 14 from the floor. Cunningham ended the game having shot 21.4% from the floor as well as totaling 15 points and 5 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oregon State (+5) and under 142 points
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