Utah Utes vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 1/26/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
Gill Coliseum is the location where the Oregon State Beavers (8-12) will take on the Utah Utes (14-7) on Thursday.
The Utah Utes took the court against Washington and notched a win by a score of 86-61 in their last contest. Utah finished the contest having earned a 51.5% FG percentage (35 out of 68) and made 7 of 15 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Utes converted 9 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 42 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 20 dimes in this game while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Concerning the defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 34.8% from the floor on 23 out of 66 shooting. Washington earned 12 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, Washington collected 23 rebounds (9 offensive, 14 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Washington ended up shooting 87.5% from the free throw line by converting 7 of their 8 shots. They also made 8 of their 26 attempts from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Utes ended up finishing with 10 while Washington finished the game with 15 fouls.
Branden Carlson is one guy who was a major contributor in the game. He walked away from this one shooting 58.8% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He played 33 mins and collected 8 rebounds. He walked away with 25 points on 10 out of 17 shooting.
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Utah heads into this matchup with a record of 14-7 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 71.9 pts per contest (174th in college hoops) while connecting on 45.6% from the field. The Utes are shooting 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (145 of 415) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 40.0 rebounds per game and has racked up 314 assists on the season, which ranks 50th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Utes are able to force 10.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.9 fouls. They concede 28.0% on shots from downtown and they rank 26th in D-1 in PPG allowed (62.3). The Utes defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 37.4% (483 of 1,292) and they relinquish 35.0 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 172nd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 252 conceded on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Oregon State Beavers got the victory with a final of 68-48 against California. The Beavers recorded 22 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for this game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 3 steals in the game. California was called for 11 personal fouls for the game which got the Beavers to the free throw line for a total of 6 tries. They were able to make 1 of them for a percentage of 16.7%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Oregon State buried 13 of their 24 attempts (54.2%). When all was said and done, the Beavers finished 27 out of 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.0%. The Beavers allowed California to bury 18 out of their 48 attempts from the floor which had them at 37.5% in the matchup. They went 20.0% from three-point range by shooting 3 of 15 and ended up going 9 out of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). Regarding team rebounding, Oregon State permitted California to get 21 overall (3 on the offensive side).
Jordan Pope pitched in for the Beavers for the matchup. He earned 19 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 4 dimes for the matchup. He made 8 out of 12 in the game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 2 rebounds.
Oregon State has a record of 8-12 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Beavers are hitting on 43.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 266th in the nation. Oregon State has 1,276 points this year (63.8 per game) and they average 31.0 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 11.4 times per game (315th in college hoops) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. The Beavers have committed 18.0 fouls per contest while shooting 74.1% from the free throw line.
The Oregon State defense surrenders 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (135 of 420) and their opposition knocks down 73.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.9 assists and 33.0 boards per contest, which ranks 206th and 112th in those categories on the defensive end. The Beavers on the defensive side of the court are 112th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 66.8. They are forcing their opponents into 11.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (123rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon State
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