Oregon at Oregon State: 3/7/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Oregon State Beavers (14-11) vs Oregon Ducks (18-5)
Game Info: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Oregon State Beavers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oregon Ducks will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Sunday night in College Basketball action.
The Oregon Ducks won their 4th straight game and improved to 18-5 on the season after defeating the UCLA Bruins, 82-74, this past Wednesday night. Oregon trailed UCLA by a 58-49 margin with 12:53 left in the 2nd half, however, the Ducks offense was outstanding down the stretch and Oregon was able to pull away after a 13-6 run gave the Ducks a 75-68 lead with 2:13 left in regulation. Oregon shot 60.8% from the field and 47.1% from beyond the arc while UCLA shot 55.4% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc. Oregon won the turnover battle by a 14-12 margin while both the Bruins and Ducks each pulled down 24 rebounds. Leading the way for the Ducks was Chris Duarte who had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, & 2 steals.
On the season, Oregon is averaging 73.9 ppg on 46.5% shooting from the field. The Ducks are averaging 8.1 three-pointers per game on 36.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon has been led by Chris Duarte (17.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.9 spg), Eugene Omoruyi (16.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg), LJ Figueroa (11.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.6 spg), & Eric Williams Jr. (10.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.5 apg).
Defensively, Oregon is holding their opponents to average 66.9 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Ducks have a rebound margin of 1.6 and a turnover margin of 2.3.
The Oregon State Beavers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 14-11 on the season after defeating the Utah Utes, 75-70, this past Wednesday night. Oregon State was outstanding on the offensive end against the Beavers and was able to pull away after taking a 67-60 lead with 5:36 left in regulation. Oregon State shot 52.7% from the field and 45.5% from beyond the arc while Utah shot 54.3% from the field and 42.1% from beyond the arc. Oregon State outrebounded Utah by a 30-20 margin while both the Beavers and Utes committed 15 turnovers each. Leading the way for the Beavers was Warith Alatishe who had a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, & 4 steals.
On the season, Oregon State is averaging 70.2 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Beavers are averaging 6.8 three-pointers per game on 34.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State has been led by Ethan Thompson (15.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.3 spg, Jarod Lucas (12.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.0 apg), Warith Alatishe (9.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.3 spg, 1.5 bpg), & Zach Reichle (7.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.1 apg.
Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average of 67.6 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 0.5 and a turnover margin of 1.5.
The Ducks are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games following a straight up win. The Beavers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win.
Oregon has won 9 of their last 10 games and have been solid on both sides of the ball this season as the Ducks come into this game ranked 110th in scoring offense, 55th in FG%, & 81st in scoring defense. Oregon State was projected to be one of the worst teams in the Pac-12 this season, however, the Beavers have been playing some solid basketball this season and have been led by their defense which ranked t-98th in scoring defense & 92nd in turnover margin. Oregon State has won 4 of their last 5 games and between the fact that they have a great and experienced player in Ethan Thompson Jr and that this is a rivalry game, I think the play here is to take the Beavers and the points. Good Luck!