Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes Prediction, 1/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Youtube TV
The Utah Utes (11-4) welcome the Oregon State Beavers (7-7) at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Thursday.
The Oregon State Beavers played Oregon and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-68 in their last game. Oregon State wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.0% FG percentage (24 out of 50) and converted 7 of their 14 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Beavers buried 13 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 21 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to defense, Oregon State allowed the other team to go 47.4% from the floor on 27 out of 57 shooting. Oregon doled out 11 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. Additionally, Oregon pulled down 37 rebounds (16 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Oregon finished 73.9% at the free throw line by making 17 of 23 attempts. They also buried 6 out of their 22 tries from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Beavers left the arena with 22 and Oregon racked up 16 personal fouls.
Dexter Akanno is one player who had an impact in this game. He went 54.5% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. He saw the court for 33 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. He accounted for 20 points on 6 of 11 shooting.
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Oregon State will take the court with a win-loss mark of 7-7 this season. They lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.3 personal fouls per game. As a team, Oregon State is pulling in 31.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 166 assists so far this season, which ranks 301st in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Beavers are shooting 32.3% on three-point shots (81 of 251) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 65.5 points per outing (325th in D-1) while hitting 44.2% from the field.
On defense, the Beavers are forcing 11.6 turnovers per game and they draw 17.9 fouls. They give up 31.3% on three-point shots and they rank 102nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.6). The Beavers are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.6% (315 of 776) and they concede 31.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 114th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 165 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah Utes took home the win by a final score of 71-66 when they played Stanford. Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Utah allowed Stanford to grab 24 overall (7 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 32.1% from downtown by connecting on 9 out of 28 and ended up going 3 of 8 at the free throw line (37.5%). The Utes permitted Stanford to knock down 27 of 64 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 42.2% for this contest. Overall, the Utes finished shooting 23 out of 40 from the floor which had them shooting 57.5%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Utah made 6 of their 14 attempts (42.9%). They were able to bury 19 of those for a clip of 82.6%. Stanford was called for 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Utes to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They coughed it up 15 times, while recording 3 steals in this contest. The Utes were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 1 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this game.
Lazar Stefanovic ended up being a major contributor for the Utes in this contest. He racked up 20 points in his 33 mins of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He knocked down 6 out of 7 in this contest for a rate of 85.7%, and had 3 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 11-4 on the campaign. The Utes are committing 16.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 69.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.7 times per contest (102nd in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per game. Utah has accumulated 1,102 pts for the campaign (73.5 per contest) and they pull in 41.7 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Utes are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which is 95th in the country.
The Utah defense surrenders 26.2% on shots from distance (89 of 340) and opponents are knocking down 63.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 10.9 dimes and 34.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 61st and 202nd in the nation. The Utes defensively are ranked 27th in D-1 in points given up per game with 61.0. They have forced 10.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 36.0% from the floor (4th 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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