Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
TV: Youtube TV
The Oregon State Beavers (7-7) are hitting the road to CU Events Center on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes (9-6).
The Oregon State Beavers played Oregon and ended up losing by a score of 77-68 in their last game. Oregon State finished having earned a 48.0% FG percentage (24 out of 50) and buried 7 of their 14 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Beavers knocked down 13 of their 15 shots for a rate of 86.7%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they collected 21 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 dimes for this contest while creating 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. In terms of defense, Oregon State let their opponent shoot 47.4% from the field on 27 out of 57 shooting. Oregon doled out 11 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. Moreover, Oregon snagged 37 rebounds (16 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Oregon ended up shooting 73.9% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 23 tries. They buried 6 out of their 22 shots from 3-point range. In the matter of fouls, the Beavers ended up walking away with 22 while Oregon finished the game with 16 fouls.
Dexter Akanno is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes played and also collected 3 rebounds. He ended up going 54.5% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists.
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Oregon State comes into this matchup with a mark of 7-7 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Oregon State is pulling down 31.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 166 dimes this season, which ranks 301st in D-1 in terms of passing. The Beavers are connecting on 32.3% on shots from 3-point land (81 of 251) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 65.5 pts per contest (325th in the nation) while hitting 44.2% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Beavers have forced 11.6 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 fouls. They are 114th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 165 conceded this season. The Beavers are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.6% (315 of 776) and they relinquish 31.9 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 31.3% from beyond the arc while they are 102nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Colorado Buffaloes took a loss by a final score of 80-76 when they faced California. In the matter of rebounds, Colorado allowed California to pull down 32 in total (7 on the offensive side). They shot 53.8% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 13 and ended up going 15 of 20 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Buffaloes allowed California to bury 29 of their 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 58.0% for the matchup. Overall, the Buffaloes went 30 for 66 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.5%. Regarding 3-point shots, Colorado buried 7 of their 26 tries (26.9%). They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. California had 15 fouls for this contest which got the Buffaloes to the free throw line for 14 shots. They also turned it over 9 times, while recording 10 steals in the game. The Buffaloes were able to collect 13 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 19 in this matchup.
KJ Simpson ended up being a major contributor for the Buffaloes in the matchup. He totaled 25 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 5 dimes in the game. He knocked down 10 of 20 for the contest for a rate of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Colorado has a mark of 9-6 this year. The Buffaloes are committing 16.8 personal fouls every game and they go 65.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per game (146th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per game. Colorado has 1,142 points for the year (76.1 per contest) and they pull down 38.3 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Buffaloes are shooting 45.9% from the field, which has them ranked 115th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes are ranked 218th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 69.9. They are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (172nd in college hoops). The Colorado defense gives up 34.5% on shots from distance (106 of 307) and opponents are knocking down 70.8% of their free throw attempts. They allow 10.5 assists and 33.7 total rebounds per game, ranking them 41st and 157th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oregon State
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