Oregon State Beavers vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+11)
Pauley Pavilion is the site where and the UCLA Bruins (12-3) will play the Oregon State Beavers (8-6) on Saturday. Oregon State opens this game as 11-point underdogs. The total has been set at 135.
Oregon State will enter this matchup with a record of 8-6 on the year. They average 73.0 pts per game (154th in D-1) on 42.3% from the field. The Beavers are connecting on 35.6% on shots from downtown (104 of 292) and 76.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Oregon State is snagging 35.9 rebounds per game and has 224 dimes so far this season, which is 75th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 10.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.1 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Beavers are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. The Beavers are allowing a FG percentage of 43.4% (341 of 786) and they relinquish 35.4 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 205th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 182 relinquished on the year. They are surrendering 30.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 150th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (69.1).
The Oregon State Beavers played the USC Trojans and took a loss by a final of 75-62 in their last game. Oregon State wrapped up the contest with a 35.5% FG percentage (22 of 62) and made 8 out of their 24 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Beavers knocked down 10 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 90.9%. When discussing pulling down boards, they collected a total of 27 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists for the contest while having 11 steals and 2 blocks. With regard to the defense, Oregon State allowed the other team to shoot 35.5% from the field on 22 out of 62 shooting. USC recorded 16 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Trojans grabbed 45 rebounds (19 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. USC went 64.3% from the free throw line by burying 9 of 14 tries. They converted 8 of their 24 attempts from 3-point range.
Ethan Thompson is a player who came through for this contest. He totaled 20 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He played 37 mins and also collected 7 boards. Thompson finished shooting 41.2% from the floor and recorded 5 assists. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Beavers was Jarod Lucas. He had 2 boards and also collected 2 assists. He finished the game at 54.5% from the field in this matchup by shooting 6-of-11 (18 points). When all was said and done, Lucas was on the hardwood for 32 min.
UCLA has a mark of 12-3 this season. The Bruins are responsible for committing 15.9 personal fouls per contest and they go 74.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.8 times per contest (94th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.3 times per game. UCLA has 1,145 points for the season (76.3 per contest) and they grab 36.9 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Bruins are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which ranks them 89th in college basketball. The Bruins on the defensive end are ranked 125th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 68.1. The UCLA defense surrenders 31.7% from downtown (111 of 350) and opponents are knocking down 75.4% of their foul shots. They surrender 11.9 dimes and 30.7 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 108th and 27th in those categories. They have forced 12.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.1% from the field (183rd in college basketball).
When they last played, the UCLA Bruins went home defeated by a final of 73-72 when they played the Stanford Cardinal. The Bruins were able to pull down 19 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for this game. They also rejected 3 shots while getting 10 steals for this game. The Cardinal were called for 12 fouls in this contest which took the Bruins to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a clip of 92.9%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, UCLA buried 9 of 25 attempts (36.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bruins finished shooting 25 for 60 from the field which had them shooting 41.7%. The Bruins allowed the Cardinal to convert 24 out of 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.3% for this contest. They shot 27.8% from distance by hitting 5 out of 18 and ended up shooting 20 of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). In reference to how they rebounded, UCLA permitted Stanford to snag 29 in total (7 offensive).
Johnny Juzang was important for the Bruins in this game. He converted 11 out of 19 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.9%, which earned him 27 points. Juzang pulled down 4 rebounds in his 43 minutes and had 2 dimes in this matchup. Another guy that played a role for UCLA was Jaime Jaquez . He was able to score 14 points in 38 minutes played by way of 5 out of 13 from the floor for the game. ended the game having shot 38.5% from the field while also totaling 2 assists and 4 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take UCLA (-11) and under 135 points
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