Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State (+3.5)
The Utah Utes (10-11) play the Oregon State Beavers (13-11) at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Wednesday. Utah opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 134.
Oregon State will enter this game with a win-loss record of 13-11 on the season. They currently have an average of 70.0 points per contest (216th in D-1) while shooting 42.4% from the field. The Beavers are connecting on 34.0% from downtown (160 of 470) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Oregon State is snagging 34.5 boards per game and has accounted for 355 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 43rd in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 11.2 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.9 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end of the court, the Beavers are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 fouls. The Beavers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (559 of 1,298) and they concede 34.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 241st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 299 surrendered so far this year. They give up 29.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 98th in D-1 in points per game allowed (67.5).
The Oregon State Beavers faced the Stanford Cardinal and notched a win by a score of 73-62 in their last contest. Oregon State walked away from the contest with a 46.4% FG percentage (26 of 56) and converted 5 of their 13 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Beavers converted 16 of 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. When talking about grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 29 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing 16 turnovers and having 9 steals. Concerning defending, Oregon State allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the floor on 24 of 51 shooting. Stanford earned 9 assists and had 4 steals in this game. Additionally, Stanford snagged 26 boards (8 offensive, 18 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Stanford finished the game at 71.4% from the free throw line by making 5 of their 7 shots. They also knocked down 9 of 23 attempts from long range.
Jarod Lucas is someone who was a major contributor for this contest. He finished with 26 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes played and also collected 3 rebounds. Lucas finished the contest at 63.6% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Beavers was Ethan Thompson. He had 4 rebounds in his 34 min on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 30.8% from the floor in the game by going 4-of-13 (13 points). Overall, Thompson earned 3 assists.
Utah has a win-loss record of 10-11 so far this season. Utah has totaled 1,452 pts this year (69.1 per game) and they pull in 31.2 boards per contest. The Utes are committing 16.6 fouls every game and they hit 77.9% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Utes are hitting on 45.6% from the floor, which ranks 103rd in the nation. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per contest (72nd in the country) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. The Utes are ranked 107th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 67.9. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (214th in the country). The Utah defense allows 35.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (153 of 428) and opponents are converting on 74.0% of their foul shots. They give up 13.3 assists and 34.1 boards every game, which ranks them 210th and 134th in college basketball.
When they last played, the Utah Utes got the victory with a final of 71-61 against the USC Trojans. The Utes were able to pull down 19 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 26 for this game. They coughed it up 14 times, while earning 4 steals for the game. The Trojans committed 13 fouls in this game which got the Utes to the charity stripe for a total of 9 tries. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 88.9%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Utah buried 9 of their 15 tries (60.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Utes went 27 for 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.2%. The Utes permitted the Trojans to make 22 out of 59 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 37.3% in this contest. They shot 15.4% from distance by shooting 2 out of 13 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 21 from the free throw line (71.4%). When discussing rebounds, Utah permitted USC to grab 38 in total (16 on the offensive side).
Alfonso Plummer ended up having an impact for the Utes in this game. He made 7 of 12 in this contest for a rate of 58.3%, and added 3 rebounds. Plummer totaled 19 points in his 30 minutes of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Utah was Timmy Allen. He walked away with 8 assists in 36 mins played, and he shot 6 of 12 from the floor. Allen wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while also totaling 15 points and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oregon State (+3.5) and under 134 points
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