USC Trojans vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: USC (-9.5)
The USC Trojans (11-2) are headed to Gill Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll meet the Oregon State Beavers (6-5). Oregon State opens this contest as 9.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 138.5.
USC steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 11-2 on the season. They turn it over 12.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.9 personal fouls per game. As a unit, USC is grabbing 41.5 rebounds per contest and has 188 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 77th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Trojans are hitting 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc (81 of 242) and 64.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 78.3 pts per contest (71st in the country) while going 47.5% from the field. On the defensive end, the Trojans are able to force 12.5 turnovers every game and they draw 20.9 fouls. The Trojans defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 37.1% (298 of 804) and they relinquish 33.7 boards per game as a unit. They are 218th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 158 conceded so far this year. They are giving up 31.8% on shots from downtown while they are 62nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (64.9).
The USC Trojans stepped onto the hardwood against the Washington State Cougars and notched a win by a score of 85-77 in their last contest. USC finished the game with a 46.4% field goal percentage (32 out of 69) and made 6 of their 19 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Trojans made 15 of 29 attempts for a percentage of 51.7%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 31 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 17 dimes in the game as well as having 6 steals and 3 blocked shots. In reference to defense, USC allowed their opponent to shoot 46.4% from the field on 32 out of 69 shooting. Washington State distributed 10 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Cougars pulled down 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Washington State finished shooting 72.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of 18 tries. They buried 8 of 23 shots from three-point range.
Tahj Eaddy is a guy who was a major contributor for the contest. He finished with 21 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He played 32 minutes played and snagged 3 rebounds. Eaddy finished shooting 61.5% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. Someone else that came through in this game for the Trojans was Evan Mobley. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also earned 4 dimes. He went 54.5% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 6-of-11 (16 points). Overall, Mobley was on the hardwood for 30 minutes.
Oregon State has a win-loss mark of 6-5 on the campaign. Oregon State has 827 points on the season (75.2 per contest) and they collect 36.6 rebounds per game. The Beavers are committing 19.5 fouls every game and they shoot 73.9% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Beavers are shooting 42.7% from the floor, which ranks 252nd in the nation. They are getting an assist 17.0 times per game (31st in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.9 times per game. The Beavers are ranked 175th in college hoops in PPG given up with 70.2. They relinquish 13.3 assists and 35.4 boards every game, which is ranked 201st and 191st in college hoops. The Oregon State defense gives up 30.0% on three-point shots (66 of 220) and opponents are converting on 69.8% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the floor (218th in college basketball).
For their last game, the Oregon State Beavers walked away with a victory by a final of 80-79 against the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Beavers collected 18 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 30 in this matchup. They also rejected 2 tries while earning 2 steals for the game. The Sun Devils committed 23 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Beavers to the charity stripe for 27 shots. They were able to convert 21 of the free throw tries for a clip of 77.8%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Oregon State made 9 of 21 attempts (42.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Beavers finished shooting 25 out of 54 from the field which had them sitting at 46.3%. The Beavers permitted the Sun Devils to make 28 of their 56 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 23.8% from downtown by shooting 5 of 21 and finished the contest at 18 of 23 from the charity stripe (78.3%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Oregon State permitted Arizona State to snag 23 in total (6 offensive).
Jarod Lucas was important for the Beavers in this contest. He knocked down 4 out of 6 for the contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, which got him 18 points. Lucas grabbed 2 boards in his 30 minutes played and tallied 3 assists for the contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Oregon State was Ethan Thompson. He racked up 17 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 11 from the floor in this contest. Thompson finished going 54.5% from the field while contributing 5 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take USC (-9.5)
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