Stanford Cardinal vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 1/4/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Monday, January 4, 2021
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (-7)
Gill Coliseum is the venue where and the Oregon State Beavers (4-3) will take on the Stanford Cardinal (5-2) on Monday. The odds on this matchup have Stanford as 7-point favorites. The total opens at 133.
Stanford will play this contest with a record of 5-2 for the campaign. The Cardinal are connecting on 32.2% on three-point shots (39 of 121) and 69.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 72.7 pts per game (178th in college basketball) while hitting 46.1% from the floor. They turn the ball over 16.0 times per game and as a group are committing 18.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Stanford is snagging 37.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 88 assists for the campaign, which is 225th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Cardinal are able to force 16.9 turnovers per game while drawing 22.6 personal fouls. They currently rank 114th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 83 conceded for the campaign. The Cardinal are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.5% (160 of 416) and they relinquish 35.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 32.1% on 3-point shots and they are 71st in the nation in PPG allowed (64.6).
The Stanford Cardinal faced the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners and earned the victory with a final of 63-50 in their last game. Stanford finished the contest with a 45.5% field goal percentage (20 out of 44) and buried 2 out of their 12 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Cardinal converted 21 of their 34 tries for a percentage of 61.8%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 36 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 8 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 9 steals and 5 blocked shots. In regard to the defense, Stanford allowed the other team to shoot 45.5% from the field on 20 out of 44 shooting. CSU Bakersfield doled out 9 dimes and had 10 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Roadrunners pulled down 30 rebounds (13 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 5 blocks. CSU Bakersfield finished shooting 68.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 16 attempts. They converted 7 out of their 20 shots from 3-point range.
Ziaire Williams is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. He totaled 17 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and collected 7 rebounds. Williams finished the game at 33.3% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. An additional guy that played a role in the game for the Cardinal was Bryce Wills. He had 7 rebounds and earned 3 dimes. He finished the game at 71.4% from the field for the game by going 5-of-7 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Wills played for 30 min.
Oregon State has a win-loss mark of 4-3 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Beavers are hitting on 43.5% from the field, which has them ranked 224th in the country. Oregon State has earned 539 points for the year (77.0 per contest) and they average 39.9 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 17.1 times per game (40th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.6 times per game. The Beavers commit 17.9 fouls every game and they connect on 72.9% from the free throw line. The Beavers on the defensive end are ranked 61st in the nation in PPG allowed with 64.3. They have relinquished 10.7 assists and 35.6 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 53rd and 187th in the country. The Oregon State defense gives up 28.9% on shots from distance (44 of 152) and opponents are making 70.3% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 39.0% from the field (48th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oregon State Beavers took home the win by a final score of 67-62 when they faced the Portland State Vikings. The Beavers pulled down 21 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in the game. They stuffed 3 attempts while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Vikings earned 24 fouls for this contest which got the Beavers to the free throw line for 29 shots. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 65.5%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Oregon State converted 8 of their 21 attempts (38.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Beavers walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 53 from the field which had them shooting 37.7%. The Beavers allowed the Vikings to make 21 out of 49 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9% for the contest. They shot 33.3% from beyond the arc by going 7 out of 21 and ended up shooting 13 out of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Oregon State permitted Portland State to pull down 31 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Zach Reichle ended up having an impact for the Beavers for the matchup. He converted 4 of 9 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which got him 15 points. Reichle pulled down 6 boards in his 34 mins played and tallied 4 assists in this contest. One more player that was important for Oregon State was Jarod Lucas. He racked up 15 points in 28 minutes played via 4 out of 11 shooting in the matchup. Lucas wrapped this one up going 36.4% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Stanford (-7)
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