Washington State Cougars vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 2/4/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (+11)
Matthew Knight Arena is the site where and the Oregon Ducks (9-3) will take on the Washington State Cougars (10-7) on Thursday. Oregon opens this contest as 11-point favorites. The total has been set at 134.
Washington State will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 10-7 for the year. They are averaging 67.7 points per contest (268th in Division 1) on 41.6% from the floor. The Cougars are connecting on 33.6% on three-point attempts (123 of 366) and 67.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington State is pulling down 38.4 boards per game and has accumulated 181 assists on the campaign, which is 211th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 15.1 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.7 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Cougars have forced 12.9 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 257th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 221 conceded for the year. The Cougars defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.6% (402 of 1,014) and they concede 35.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 31.1% from 3-point land and they are 83rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.5).
The Washington State Cougars faced the Washington Huskies and went home with a win by a final score of 77-62 in their last game. Washington State wrapped up the game with a 45.9% field goal percentage (28 of 61) and knocked down 5 out of their 21 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Cougars buried 16 of their 27 tries for a percentage of 59.3%. In terms of rebounding, they collected a total of 37 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 7 assists for this contest in addition to earning 7 steals and 2 rejections. Regarding defending, Washington State allowed 45.9% from the floor on 28 of 61 shooting. Washington distributed 14 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Huskies pulled down 25 boards (7 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Washington walked away from this one shooting 61.1% from the free throw line by burying 11 of 18 shots. They also converted 9 of 25 tries from long range.
Isaac Bonton is a guy who came through in the matchup. He had 25 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins played and totaled 7 boards. Bonton finished the contest at 58.8% from the field and dished out 4 assists. One more player that came through in the matchup for the Cougars was Noah Williams. He grabbed 6 rebounds and tallied 2 assists. He finished 35.3% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 6-of-17 (21 points). Overall, Williams played for 36 minutes.
Oregon has a record of 9-3 so far this season. The Ducks commit 16.3 personal fouls per game while shooting 68.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.7 times per contest (153rd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 12.1 times per game. Oregon has earned 912 pts on the year (76.0 per contest) and they collect 35.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Ducks are hitting on 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 68th in the nation. The Ducks are ranked 86th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 66.6. They have given up 12.0 assists and 33.2 boards per game, which is 110th and 93rd in those categories. The Oregon defense gives up 29.4% on shots from beyond the arc (80 of 272) and opponents are connecting on 78.9% of their foul shots. They have forced 15.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the field (122nd in the country).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oregon Ducks took a loss by a final score of 75-64 against the Oregon State Beavers. The Ducks were able to corral 18 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 22 for the contest. They turned away 2 shots while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Beavers committed 19 personal fouls for the game which took the Ducks to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a clip of 60.9%. Concerning shooting from distance, Oregon made 8 of 29 tries (27.6%). When all was said and done, the Ducks went 21 out of 54 from the floor which had them sitting at 38.9%. The Ducks allowed the Beavers to convert 24 of 53 tries from the field which had them at 45.3% for this game. They shot 31.3% from beyond the arc by going 5 out of 16 and ended up shooting 22 out of 24 from the free throw line (91.7%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Oregon allowed Oregon State to pull down 39 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Eugene Omoruyi was important for the Ducks for this game. He made 5 out of 16 for the game for a rate of 31.3%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Omoruyi totaled 9 boards in his 35 minutes and added 2 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Oregon was Jalen Terry. He walked away with 13 points in his 21 minutes played via 5 of 7 shooting for this game. Terry ended up shooting 71.4% from the floor as well as totaling 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington State (+11) and under 134 points
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