Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 11/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) are headed to Sanford Pentagon on Saturday where they will meet the Oregon State Beavers (3-0).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers faced off with Stony Brook and took home the win by a score of 84-50 in their last game. Nebraska wrapped up the contest with a 55.0% field goal percentage (33 out of 60) and made 8 out of their 26 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers made 10 of 17 tries for a percentage of 58.8%. With respect to rebounding, they collected 42 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 19 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 3 steals. When discussing defending, Nebraska allowed their opponent to shoot 30.4% from the field on 17 of 56 shooting. Stony Brook earned 8 dimes and had 10 steals for the contest. In addition, Stony Brook collected 33 boards (6 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Stony Brook shot 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 10 of 12 tries. They knocked down 6 of 25 tries from distance. In reference to personal fouls, the Cornhuskers walked away with 13 and Stony Brook recorded 18 personal fouls.
Juwan Gary is a guy who came through in the matchup. He finished with 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 23 mins and also grabbed 7 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Nebraska steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 4-0 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 12.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Nebraska is grabbing 47.8 boards per contest and has racked up 66 dimes on the campaign, which is 19th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Cornhuskers are connecting on 32.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (38 of 116) and 68.3% from the charity stripe. They average 78.3 pts per contest (167th in the nation) while shooting 44.5% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Cornhuskers are able to force 11.5 turnovers every game while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. They are 85th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 26 relinquished for the year. The Cornhuskers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 32.8% (84 of 256) and they relinquish 34.3 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 22.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 15th in Division 1 in opponents PPG (54.8).
In their last game, the Oregon State Beavers went home victorious with a score of 81-71 when they played Appalachian State. Regarding attacking the glass, Oregon State permitted Appalachian State to pull down 38 in all (10 on the offensive glass). They shot 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 9 out of 27 and finished the contest at 10 of 17 from the free throw line (58.8%). The Beavers allowed Appalachian State to knock down 26 out of their 63 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 41.3% in this game. When the game finished, the Beavers ended up going 26 for 64 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.6%. With regard to three-point shots, Oregon State converted 13 of 34 tries (38.2%). They were able to bury 16 of them for a rate of 76.2%. Appalachian State was called for 18 personal fouls in the game which got the Beavers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They also coughed it up 11 times, while recording 8 steals in the game. The Beavers recorded 30 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the game.
Jordan Pope pitched in for the Beavers in this matchup. He knocked down 9 of 13 for this contest for a field goal rate of 69.2%, and had 7 rebounds. He had 25 points in his 41 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes in this matchup.
Oregon State has a mark of 3-0 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Beavers are shooting 43.1% from the field, which is 235th in the nation. Oregon State has accounted for 244 points this year (81.3 per game) and they pull in 42.3 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.3 times per game (237th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per contest. The Beavers have committed 19.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 71.1% from the charity stripe.
The Oregon State defense gives up 31.7% on shots from distance (26 of 82) and opponents are connecting on 69.5% of their foul shots. They surrender 12.7 assists and 39.3 boards per game, which is 215th and 299th in the nation. The Beavers defensively are ranked 125th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 65.7. They are able to force 18.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 34.8% from the field (29th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nebraska
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