Denver Pioneers vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 12/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Pioneers vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
TV: Youtube TV
Gill Coliseum is where the Oregon State Beavers (6-6) will compete against the Denver Pioneers (9-3) on Wednesday.
The Denver Pioneers faced off with Omaha and took a loss by a final of 83-66 in their last game. Denver wrapped up the game having earned a 52.0% FG percentage (26 out of 50) and buried 5 out of their 13 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pioneers buried 9 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 25 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to the defense, Denver let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 31 of 62 shooting. Omaha distributed 21 assists and had 8 steals in the game. In addition, Omaha totaled 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Omaha finished the contest at 85.7% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of their 14 attempts. They also buried 9 out of their 21 tries from 3-point range. When it comes to personal fouls, the Pioneers finished with 17 while Omaha recorded 14 personal fouls.
Tommy Bruner is one guy who came through in the matchup. He recorded 15 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and totaled 3 boards. He ended up going 38.5% from the floor and distributed 3 assists.
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Denver will enter this game with a mark of 9-3 on the year. They turn it over 15.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Denver is collecting 34.3 boards per game and has accounted for 148 dimes so far this season, which ranks 216th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Pioneers are connecting on 34.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (55 of 158) and 69.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 78.8 points per contest (66th in D-1) while shooting 53.2% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Pioneers are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game and they draw 21.8 personal fouls. They give up 30.1% on shots from downtown while they are 303rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (74.2). The Pioneers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.3% (342 of 739) and they surrender 29.2 boards per contest as a group. They are 319th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 176 relinquished for the year.
For their last game, the Oregon State Beavers went home victorious with a score of 65-56 when they faced Green Bay. Concerning rebounds, Oregon State permitted Green Bay to snag 24 in total (3 on the offensive glass). They shot 38.1% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 13 from the charity stripe (76.9%). The Beavers permitted Green Bay to convert 19 of 46 tries from the floor which left them shooting 41.3% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the Beavers finished 23 for 48 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.9%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Oregon State made 3 out of their 15 tries (20.0%). They were able to bury 16 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 69.6%. Green Bay was called for 22 fouls in the game which got the Beavers to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 3 steals in the game. The Beavers collected 23 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this matchup.
Glenn Taylor Jr. pitched in for the Beavers for this game. He scored 20 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and had 3 assists for this contest. He made 6 out of 7 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 85.7%, and accumulated 6 rebounds.
Oregon State has a record of 6-6 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Beavers are hitting on 44.7% from the floor, which is 187th in college basketball. Oregon State has accounted for 792 pts this season (66.0 per contest) and they pull in 31.9 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 12.3 times per contest (272nd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. The Beavers have committed 18.1 fouls every game and they connect on 74.7% from the free throw line.
The Oregon State defense allows 32.9% on shots from distance (85 of 258) and opponents are connecting on 75.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 12.2 dimes and 31.3 total rebounds per game, ranking them 160th and 41st in college hoops. The Beavers defensively are ranked 110th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 65.8. They are forcing 11.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the field (65th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon State
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