Utah Utes vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 12/30/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
The Oregon State Beavers (2-10) host the Utah Utes (8-4) at Gill Coliseum on Thursday.
The Utah Utes took the court against Fresno State and notched a win by a score of 55-50 in their last game. Utah ended having earned a 39.2% field goal percentage (20 of 51) and made 7 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Utes buried 8 of their 14 shots for a rate of 57.1%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they collected 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 12 assists for this game while creating 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In regard to defense, Utah allowed 33.3% from the floor on 19 out of 57 shooting. Fresno State distributed 12 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Fresno State totaled 37 boards (12 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Fresno State walked away from this one shooting 71.4% at the free throw line by burying 5 of 7 attempts. They also made 7 of 31 tries from beyond the arc. In the matter of fouls, the Utes ended up finishing with 12 and Fresno State accumulated 18 fouls.
Marco Anthony is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He finished with 11 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins played and also pulled down 6 boards. He shot 40.0% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime.
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Utah will play this game with a mark of 8-4 on the campaign. They average 73.0 pts per game (160th in the nation) while hitting 42.9% from the field. The Utes are hitting 33.2% from downtown (92 of 277) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 39.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 173 dimes this year, which is 129th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 10.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 15.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Utes have forced 8.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They surrender 24.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 112th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (65.3). The Utes defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.0% (294 of 735) and they surrender 36.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 92nd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 128 conceded for the year.
For their last game, the Oregon State Beavers got the win with a final of 83-61 when they played Nicholls State. When discussing attacking the glass, Oregon State allowed Nicholls State to snag 34 in all (13 offensive). They went 23.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 7 of 30 and finished the contest at 6 of 11 from the free throw line (54.5%). The Beavers allowed Nicholls State to make 24 of their 65 tries from the field which had them shooting 36.9% for this game. Overall, the Beavers shot 30 for 56 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.6%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Oregon State knocked down 4 out of their 14 tries (28.6%). They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.0%. Nicholls State was called for 20 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Beavers to the charity stripe for 25 attempts. They also gave up possession 16 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Beavers were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the contest.
Jarod Lucas ended up being important for the Beavers in the matchup. He earned 24 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood, but didn't record an assist. He made 7 out of 11 in this game for a field goal rate of 63.6%, and accounted for 2 rebounds.
Oregon State has a mark of 2-10 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Beavers are shooting 44.6% from the floor, which is 162nd in college hoops. Oregon State has accumulated 806 points so far this year (67.2 per contest) and they average 32.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.9 times per contest (279th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.1 times per game. The Beavers commit 17.2 fouls every game and they hit 67.0% from the free throw line.
The Beavers on the defensive side of the court are 266th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 72.1. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the floor (270th in college hoops). The Oregon State defense surrenders 32.6% on 3-pointers (98 of 301) and opponents are making 72.7% of their free throw attempts. They concede 13.0 dimes and 35.5 total boards per game, which is 211th and 215th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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