Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 2/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
The Arizona Wildcats (19-3) welcome the Oregon State Beavers (9-13) at McKale Center on Saturday.
The Oregon State Beavers faced off with Colorado and walked away with a win by a score of 60-52 in their last game. Oregon State ended the game with a 38.3% field goal percentage (18 of 47) and made 7 of 18 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Beavers converted 17 of 22 attempts for a rate of 77.3%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 dimes for the matchup while forcing 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding the defense, Oregon State allowed the other team to shoot 35.0% from the floor on 21 out of 60 shooting. Colorado recorded 10 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Colorado collected 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Colorado walked away from this one shooting 42.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 3 of their 7 attempts. They also converted 7 out of their 24 tries from 3-point land. In relation to personal fouls, the Beavers ended up walking away with 13 and Colorado recorded 18 personal fouls.
Jordan Pope is someone who played a role for the game. He was able to score 19 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He played 36 minutes played and also grabbed 1 board. He went 46.7% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Oregon State steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 9-13 this year. They have an average of 62.7 pts per contest (346th in college hoops) while hitting 42.5% from the floor. The Beavers are hitting 33.6% from downtown (140 of 417) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Oregon State is pulling down 31.1 boards per game and has racked up 242 dimes for the season, which ranks 337th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.5 fouls per game.
On defense, the Beavers are forcing their opponents into 11.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 180th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 284 conceded so far this season. The Beavers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.7% (506 of 1,213) and they relinquish 33.4 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 31.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 77th in college hoops in PPG allowed (65.9).
The last time they took the court, the Arizona Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 95-72 when they played Washington. The Wildcats collected 24 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 36 in this matchup. They also coughed it up 9 times, while earning 3 steals in the game. Washington had 19 fouls in this matchup which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for 19 shots. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.2%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Arizona made 11 of 26 attempts (42.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats walked away from this one shooting 34 for 65 from the field which had them at 52.3%. The Wildcats permitted Washington to bury 27 of 62 tries from the field which had them at 43.5% for this game. They went 29.6% from 3-point land via 8 of 27 and ended up going 10 of 11 at the charity stripe (90.9%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Arizona allowed Washington to collect 28 in total (8 offensive).
Azuolas Tubelis ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for this game. He made 10 out of 17 for the contest for a field goal rate of 58.8%, and had 10 rebounds. He earned 25 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 4 dimes in this matchup.
Arizona has a win-loss mark of 19-3 on the year. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 17.1 fouls every game and they hit 73.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 19.3 times per contest (2nd in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest. Arizona has scored 1,824 pts for the campaign (82.9 per game) and they snag 41.1 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 48.7% from the floor, which ranks 15th in the country.
The Arizona defense gives up 31.5% on three-point shots (173 of 550) and opponents are connecting on 70.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.5 assists and 33.7 boards every game, which is ranked 175th and 150th in those categories. The Wildcats are ranked 233rd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 71.3. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.2% from the field (36th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon State
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