Oregon State Beavers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 11/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Raider Arena in Destin, FL
The Oregon State Beavers (1-4) are traveling to Raider Arena on Friday where they will go up against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-0).
The Oregon State Beavers stepped onto the hardwood against Princeton and took a loss by a score of 81-80 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Beavers ended up walking away with 21 while Princeton totaled 19 fouls. They also knocked down 13 of 35 shots from beyond the arc. Princeton went 87.0% at the charity stripe by making 20 of 23 tries. Furthermore, Princeton collected 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't have a block. Princeton doled out 15 dimes and had 1 steal in this game. With regard to defense, Oregon State let their opponent shoot 40.7% from the field on 24 of 59 shooting. They also dished out 15 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they earned 28 with 3 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Beavers buried 11 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. Oregon State finished the game with a 56.4% FG percentage (31 of 55) and buried 7 of 15 shots from distance.
Dashawn Davis is a player who was a factor in this game. He finished 41.2% from the field and also earned 5 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes played and snagged 4 rebounds. He scored 16 points on 7 of 17 shooting.
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Oregon State enters this one with a win-loss record of 1-4 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 12.2 times per game and as a team they commit 17.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Oregon State is collecting 34.4 rebounds per game and has 65 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 226th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Beavers are hitting 31.9% on shots from 3-point land (30 of 94) and 60.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 67.6 points per contest (260th in the country) on 44.1% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Beavers are forcing 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.2 fouls. They rank 138th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 60 conceded so far this year. The Beavers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.5% (121 of 285) and they relinquish 36.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are conceding 33.8% on shots from downtown and they rank 201st in college basketball in opponents points per game (69.4).
The last time they took the court, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took home the win by a final score of 92-61 when they faced Kennesaw State. With respect to attacking the glass, Wake Forest permitted Kennesaw State to collect 22 in total (6 offensive). They wrapped up this game 30.4% from three-point range via 7 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 15 from the charity stripe (53.3%). The Demon Deacons permitted Kennesaw State to convert 23 out of 61 tries from the floor which had them shooting 37.7% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Demon Deacons shot 32 out of 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.1%. In regard to three-point shots, Wake Forest made 10 of 25 tries (40.0%). They were able to convert 18 of them for a clip of 75.0%. Kennesaw State earned 21 fouls for the contest which took the Demon Deacons to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 9 steals in this game. The Demon Deacons pulled down 30 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this game.
Jake Laravia ended up being a major contributor for the Demon Deacons for this contest. He had 19 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and had 6 dimes for the game. He made 6 of 9 for the contest for a rate of 66.7%, and added 7 rebounds.
Wake Forest has a win-loss mark of 5-0 so far this year. When it comes to offense, the Demon Deacons are shooting 53.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 4th in college basketball. Wake Forest has earned 438 points on the year (87.6 per contest) and they snag 37.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 16.0 times per game (58th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 13.6 times per game. The Demon Deacons are committing 15.4 fouls per contest and they shoot 68.2% from the charity stripe.
The Demon Deacons on the defensive side of the court are 94th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 63.4. They have forced 18.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.7% from the floor (106th in the country). The Wake Forest defense allows 33.6% from downtown (40 of 119) and their opponents are knocking down 57.4% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 11.4 dimes and 33.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 131st and 124th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon State
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