Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 2/16/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
The Washington State Cougars (11-15) will compete against the Oregon State Beavers (10-16) at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Thursday.
The Oregon State Beavers played USC and took home the win by a score of 61-58 in their last game. Oregon State wrapped up the game having earned a 31.3% field goal percentage (20 of 64) and made 6 out of their 21 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Beavers made 15 of 19 tries for a percentage of 78.9%. With respect to rebounding, they earned 35 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 5 assists for the matchup while forcing 10 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In regard to defense, Oregon State allowed their opponent to shoot 32.1% from the field on 18 of 56 shooting. USC dished out 7 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. In addition, USC totaled 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. USC finished shooting 80.8% when shooting free throws by converting 21 of 26 shots. They also converted 1 out of their 14 shots from distance. Concerning personal fouls, the Beavers walked away with 20 while USC recorded 15 personal fouls.
Glenn Taylor is a player who had an impact for this game. He finished the contest at 46.7% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and snagged 10 boards. He accumulated 18 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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Oregon State comes into this one with a record of 10-16 for the year. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Oregon State is pulling down 31.0 boards per game and has 268 dimes for the campaign, which is 346th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Beavers are shooting 33.1% on 3-pointers (164 of 496) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 61.4 pts per contest (353rd in the country) while connecting on 41.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Beavers have forced 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.0 fouls. They rank 237th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 345 relinquished on the season. The Beavers are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.0% (599 of 1,426) and they concede 34.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are conceding 31.9% on shots from downtown and they rank 80th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (66.2).
In their last game, the Washington State Cougars got the victory with a final of 56-51 when they faced Washington. When discussing how they rebounded, Washington State permitted Washington to grab 33 in total (9 offensive). They finished shooting 22.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 4 of 18 and ended up going 9 of 14 at the charity stripe (64.3%). The Cougars permitted Washington to knock down 19 of their 56 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 33.9% for this contest. Overall, the Cougars went 17 for 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 29.3%. Concerning three-point attempts, Washington State knocked down 8 out of 30 tries (26.7%). They were able to knock down 14 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. Washington earned 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Cougars to the charity stripe for 21 shots. They turned the ball over 6 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Cougars earned 26 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for the game.
TJ Bamba ended up being a factor for the Cougars in this game. He tallied 20 points in his 39 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in the game. He converted 5 of 14 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 35.7%, and accumulated 7 rebounds.
Washington State has a mark of 11-15 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Cougars are hitting on 41.5% from the field, which has them ranked 323rd in college basketball. Washington State has scored 1,740 pts on the season (66.9 per contest) and they collect 35.3 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 11.6 times per game (303rd in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per game. The Cougars commit 16.2 personal fouls per contest while shooting 71.4% from the free throw line.
The Cougars are ranked 56th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 65.2. They have forced 10.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (251st in college hoops). The Washington State defense allows 31.8% on 3-point attempts (143 of 450) and their opponents are connecting on 67.1% of their free throw attempts. They allow 11.8 assists and 32.0 boards every game, which is ranked 108th and 68th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oregon State
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