Oregon State Beavers vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 3/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+8.5)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the venue where and the Tennessee Volunteers (18-8) will play the Oregon State Beavers (17-12) on Friday in the NCAA Tournament. Oregon State opens this contest as 8.5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 135.5.
Oregon State enters this contest with a record of 17-12 for the year. They are averaging 70.7 points per outing (195th in the country) while hitting 43.5% from the field. The Beavers are connecting on 35.3% on shots from 3-point land (203 of 575) and 75.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Oregon State is pulling in 33.7 rebounds per game and has totaled 426 dimes on the campaign, which is 22nd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 11.3 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Beavers have forced 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 297th in college basketball in allowing assists with 363 relinquished so far this season. The Beavers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (686 of 1,562) and they concede 33.4 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 30.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 114th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (68.3).
The Oregon State Beavers took the court against the Colorado Buffaloes and went home with a win by a final score of 70-68 in their last contest. Oregon State walked away from the contest having earned a 48.1% FG percentage (25 of 52) and buried 9 of their 22 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Beavers converted 11 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 68.8%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they compiled 27 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 14 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 8 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When discussing the defense, Oregon State allowed 47.2% from the floor on 25 out of 53 shooting. Colorado recorded 10 assists and had 2 steals in this game. Moreover, Colorado had 30 boards (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 1 block. Colorado shot 60.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 20 attempts. They also knocked down 6 of 19 attempts from 3-point land.
Jarod Lucas is one player who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up scoring 14 points on 3 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes and grabbed 2 rebounds. Lucas walked away from this one shooting 37.5% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Beavers was Warith Alatishe. He had 7 rebounds in his 29 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field in the matchup by shooting 4-of-8 (8 points). Overall, Alatishe earned 2 assists.
Tennessee has a record of 18-8 on the year. Tennessee has totaled 1,885 points on the campaign (72.5 per game) and they grab 35.9 boards per contest. The Volunteers are committing 16.5 fouls every game and they shoot 74.6% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Volunteers are hitting on 44.3% from the field, which is 171st in the country. They are assisting teammates 15.0 times per contest (64th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 12.5 times per contest. The Volunteers on the defensive end are ranked 24th in college hoops in PPG given up with 63.2. The Tennessee defense surrenders 31.8% from downtown (174 of 547) and their opponents are connecting on 73.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 9.9 assists and 33.7 rebounds every game, which ranks 16th and 115th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 39.8% from the floor (19th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Tennessee Volunteers took a defeat with a final score of 73-68 against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Volunteers were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for this game. They turned the ball over 19 times, while earning 11 steals in this matchup. The Crimson Tide earned 17 fouls for this game which took the Volunteers to the free throw line for 14 attempts. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. In regard to three-point attempts, Tennessee knocked down 7 out of their 21 tries (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Volunteers finished the game shooting 25 for 60 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. The Volunteers permitted the Crimson Tide to bury 25 of their 67 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.3% for this game. They shot 25.0% from three-point range by hitting 7 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). In regard to attacking the glass, Tennessee allowed Alabama to get 37 in all (13 offensive).
Keon Johnson was important for the Volunteers in this contest. He knocked down 8 of 16 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 9 rebounds. Johnson racked up 20 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Tennessee was Jaden Springer. He walked away with 3 dimes in 36 mins on the court, and he knocked down 7 out of 17 from the floor. Springer walked away from this one going 41.2% from the floor and also collecting 18 points and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tennessee (-8.5) and under 135.5 points
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