Oregon State Beavers vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+5)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where and the UCLA Bruins (17-8) will play the Oregon State Beavers (14-12) on Thursday. The line on this contest has UCLA as 5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 134.
Oregon State comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 14-12 so far this season. They are averaging 70.0 pts per game (215th in the country) while connecting on 43.2% from the field. The Beavers are shooting 34.2% on shots from distance (174 of 509) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Oregon State is pulling down 33.9 rebounds per game and has accumulated 383 dimes on the season, which ranks 35th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 11.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.7 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Beavers are forcing 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. The Beavers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.9% (611 of 1,391) and they surrender 33.5 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 268th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 333 conceded on the campaign. They are conceding 31.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 115th in D-1 in points per game allowed (68.1).
The Oregon State Beavers faced the Oregon Ducks and ended up losing by a score of 80-67 in their last contest. Oregon State wrapped up the contest with a 51.9% field goal percentage (28 out of 54) and made 4 of their 17 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Beavers made 7 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected 24 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 15 assists for the contest as well as forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to defending, Oregon State allowed 57.4% from the field on 27 out of 47 shooting. Oregon doled out 18 assists and had 4 steals for the game. On top of that, Oregon grabbed 22 boards (5 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Oregon ended up shooting 68.8% at the charity stripe by converting 11 of 16 tries. They also made 15 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the arc.
Ethan Thompson is a player who had an impact for the contest. He ended up finishing with 16 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes played and pulled down 2 rebounds. Thompson finished the contest at 46.7% from the field and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Beavers was Warith Alatishe. He collected 7 rebounds in his 37 minutes on the court. He finished 60.0% from the floor in this contest by shooting 6-of-10 (14 points). Overall, Alatishe accounted for 2 assists.
UCLA has a win-loss record of 17-8 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bruins are connecting on 46.3% from the field, which ranks them 75th in D-1. UCLA has earned 1,815 pts this season (72.6 per contest) and they pull in 34.7 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.8 times per contest (126th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 11.0 times per contest. The Bruins are responsible for committing 15.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 72.0% from the free throw line. The Bruins defensively are ranked 108th in the country in PPG surrendered with 67.9. The UCLA defense surrenders 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (190 of 544) and their opponents are connecting on 73.2% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 12.1 assists and 30.8 boards every game, which has them ranked 111th and 25th in those defensive categories. They are forcing their opponents into 11.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (206th in Division 1).
In their last game, the UCLA Bruins took a loss by a final score of 64-63 against the USC Trojans. The Bruins pulled down 20 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 24 for the game. They coughed it up 9 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. The Trojans were called for 14 fouls for the matchup which got the Bruins to the free throw line for a total of 11 shots. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throw tries for a clip of 54.5%. When talking about shooting from distance, UCLA knocked down 5 of their 9 attempts (55.6%). Overall, the Bruins ended up shooting 26 out of 51 from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.0%. The Bruins permitted the Trojans to convert 25 of 53 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 47.2% in this contest. They shot 25.0% from 3-point land by shooting 4 of 16 and ended up going 10 out of 20 from the free throw line (50.0%). In the matter of rebounds, UCLA permitted USC to snag 28 in all (6 offensive).
Jaime Jaquez pitched in for the Bruins for this game. He converted 5 out of 10 for the contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Jaquez scored 12 points in his 38 minutes on the court and earned 1 assist for the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for UCLA was Jules Bernard. He wrapped the game up with 3 assists in his 30 mins on the court, and he put in 5 of 12 from the floor. Bernard wrapped this one up going 41.7% from the field while also contributing 11 points and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oregon State (+5)
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