Washington State Cougars vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (+2.5)
The Washington State Cougars (11-7) go to Gill Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Oregon State Beavers (9-7). Washington State opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 130.
Washington State comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 11-7 this season. The Cougars are hitting 34.3% on 3-point shots (133 of 388) and 68.1% from the charity stripe. They average 68.1 pts per game (257th in D-1) while hitting 41.6% from the floor. They turn the ball over 15.1 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.1 personal fouls per game. As a team, Washington State is collecting 37.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 195 assists on the year, which ranks 184th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Cougars are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They are 277th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 233 relinquished for the campaign. The Cougars defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 39.9% (426 of 1,069) and they concede 35.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 31.0% on shots from distance and they rank 86th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (66.8).
The Washington State Cougars faced off with the Oregon Ducks and went home with a win by a final score of 74-71 in their last game. Washington State finished the game with a 42.9% field goal percentage (21 out of 49) and knocked down 10 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Cougars converted 22 of their 31 attempts for a rate of 71.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 23 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 14 dimes for the game while earning 5 steals and 2 blocks. With regard to defending, Washington State allowed the other team to shoot 42.9% from the floor on 21 out of 49 shooting. Oregon dished out 12 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Ducks collected 34 rebounds (14 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Oregon went 81.8% at the free throw line by converting 18 of their 22 tries. They buried 5 out of their 17 tries from long range.
Isaac Bonton is someone who was a major contributor for the matchup. He had 23 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes and collected 2 rebounds. Bonton finished the game at 53.8% from the floor and recorded 4 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Cougars was Noah Williams. He pulled down 2 boards and also had 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 18.2% from the floor for the contest by going 2-of-11 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Williams played 33 minutes.
Oregon State has a win-loss mark of 9-7 for the year. As an offense, the Beavers are connecting on 42.8% from the floor, which is ranked 252nd in the nation. Oregon State has earned 1,165 points for the season (72.8 per game) and they grab 35.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.3 times per contest (42nd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 10.7 times per game. The Beavers have committed 19.3 fouls per game and they shoot 76.9% from the free throw line. The Beavers are ranked 131st in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 68.4. They are forcing their opponents into 12.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (174th in college basketball). The Oregon State defense gives up 29.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (99 of 337) and opponents are converting on 69.9% of their foul shots. They have conceded 12.8 dimes and 35.1 total boards per game, ranking them 165th and 183rd in those categories.
The last time they took the court, the Oregon State Beavers went home victorious with a score of 91-71 against the Washington Huskies. The Beavers recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 27 for this contest. They also stuffed 3 tries while recording 11 steals in the matchup. The Huskies earned 17 fouls in the game which got the Beavers to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.2%. With respect to shots from downtown, Oregon State converted 11 of 24 attempts (45.8%). When the game finished, the Beavers shot 32 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.2%. The Beavers allowed the Huskies to make 23 of their 51 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.1% in the matchup. They finished 25.0% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 22 from the charity stripe (90.9%). When discussing rebounds, Oregon State allowed Washington to collect 30 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Jarod Lucas was important for the Beavers in the matchup. He converted 6 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Lucas had 2 rebounds in his 32 mins played and tallied 4 assists in this matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Oregon State was Zach Reichle. He walked away with 17 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood via 4 out of 9 from the floor in this contest. Reichle walked away from this one going 44.4% from the floor and also collecting 8 assists and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oregon State (-2.5) and over 130 points
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