Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 1/12/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
The Oregon State Beavers (7-9) will go up against the Arizona Wildcats (14-2) at Gill Coliseum on Thursday.
The Arizona Wildcats faced Washington State and took a loss by a final of 74-61 in their last contest. Arizona walked away from the game with a 31.7% FG percentage (20 out of 63) and converted 4 of their 25 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 17 of 28 shots for a rate of 60.7%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 40 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 9 assists in the matchup as well as creating 7 turnovers and earning 2 steals. Pertaining to defending, Arizona allowed their opponent to shoot 39.1% from the field on 25 of 64 shooting. Washington State dished out 13 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Washington State grabbed 41 boards (14 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Washington State finished 85.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 14 attempts. They also made 12 out of their 28 attempts from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Wildcats ended up walking away with 16 and Washington State finished the game with 19 fouls.
Azuolas Tubelis is one player who was a factor in this contest. He accumulated 29 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He played 32 mins played and pulled down 14 rebounds. He ended up going 45.0% from the field and dished out 2 dimes.
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Arizona enters this matchup with a record of 14-2 this season. They have an average of 85.8 points per game (6th in the country) while connecting on 49.8% from the field. The Wildcats are connecting on 34.5% on shots from distance (124 of 359) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Arizona is collecting 42.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 316 dimes on the season, which is 5th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.3 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 21.1 fouls. They are 207th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 210 surrendered on the season. The Wildcats defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.6% (427 of 1,053) and they relinquish 32.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 32.7% on shots from distance and they are 271st in D-1 in points per game allowed (72.5).
The last time they took the court, the Oregon State Beavers took a loss by a score of 62-42 when they faced Colorado. The Beavers pulled down 27 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 19 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. Colorado earned 14 fouls for the matchup which got the Beavers to the free throw line for a total of 6 tries. They were able to knock down 2 of those for a percentage of 33.3%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Oregon State converted 4 of 14 attempts (28.6%). When all was said and done, the Beavers finished the game shooting 18 for 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.0%. The Beavers allowed Colorado to knock down 21 of 51 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 41.2% in this matchup. They finished shooting 31.6% from distance by shooting 6 of 19 and ended up shooting 14 out of 21 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding how they rebounded, Oregon State permitted Colorado to get 38 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Dexter Akanno pitched in for the Beavers for this game. He converted 4 of 11 in the game giving him a rate of 36.4%, and totaled 2 rebounds. He tallied 10 points in his 26 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Oregon State has a win-loss record of 7-9 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Beavers are hitting on 43.3% from the field, which ranks 250th in D-1. Oregon State has earned 1,019 points for the season (63.7 per contest) and they collect 31.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.6 times per game (309th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest. The Beavers are committing 18.2 fouls every game and they hit 74.9% from the free throw line.
The Beavers on the defensive side of the court are 107th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 66.3. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (84th in college basketball). The Oregon State defense gives up 31.3% on 3-point shots (104 of 332) and their opponents are knocking down 74.7% of their foul shots. They have conceded 12.4 assists and 32.6 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 167th and 95th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon State
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