Long Beach State 49ers vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Long Beach State 49ers vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Pac 12 Network
Odds/Point Spread: Long Beach State (+20)
The UCLA Bruins (1-1) host the Long Beach State 49ers (11-21 last season) at Pauley Pavilion on Monday. UCLA opens this contest as 20-point favorites. The total has been set at 142.
Long Beach State comes into this one after finishing with a win-loss mark of 11-21 last year. They coughed up possession 16.1 times per game and as a team committed 17.7 personal fouls per contest. As a squad, Long Beach State pulled down 34.1 boards per game and totaled 354 assists over the course of last year, which was 4th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The 49ers shot 35.1% on three-point attempts (187 of 533) and 70.0% from the free throw line. They had an average of 67.4 points per outing (175th in the nation) while going 43.2% from the floor. When they were on defense, the 49ers forced their opponents into 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 18.4 personal fouls. They conceded 34.9% on 3-point shots while they were 275th in college basketball in PPG allowed (75.1). The 49ers defensively allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 44.2% (859 of 1,943) and they surrendered 37.0 boards per game as a unit. They were ranked 356th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 499 conceded last season.
The Long Beach State 49ers faced the Cal State Fullerton Titans and took a loss by a score of 75-69 in their last game. Long Beach State ended the game having earned a 42.1% field goal percentage (24 of 57) and buried 6 of their 21 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the 49ers knocked down 15 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 32 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 15 assists in the matchup in addition to having 4 steals and 7 blocks. Regarding the defense, Long Beach State allowed the other team to shoot 42.1% from the floor on 24 of 57. Cal State Fullerton distributed 21 dimes and 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Titans had 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Cal State Fullerton finished shooting 64.7% at the charity stripe by burying 11 of 17 shots. They made 8 of their 20 tries from distance.
Romelle Mansel is a guy who had an impact in this matchup. He recorded 12 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 29 mins and totaled 6 boards. Mansel finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this game for the 49ers was Drew Cobb. He snagged 4 rebounds and also accounted for 3 dimes. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor in this contest by shooting 2-of-5 (4 points). At the conclusion of this game, Cobb saw the court for 29 minutes.
UCLA has a record of 1-1 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Bruins are hitting on 42.4% from the field, which ranks them 155th in the country. UCLA has scored 165 points so far this year (82.5 per game) and they grab 37.0 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.0 times per game (82nd in the country) and they turn it over 12.5 times per contest. The Bruins are committing 21.5 fouls every game and they connect on 68.9% from the free throw line. The Bruins on the defensive side of the court are 326th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 85.5. They allow 17.5 assists and 38.5 rebounds per contest, which is 319th and 275th in the nation. The UCLA defense concedes 28.1% on 3-point shots (18 of 64) and their opponents are connecting on 86.7% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 12.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the field (244th in college basketball).
For their last game, the UCLA Bruins took home the win by a final score of 107-98 against the Pepperdine Waves. The Bruins recorded 34 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 46 in the matchup. They stuffed 3 tries while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Waves committed 29 fouls for this game which took the Bruins to the free throw line for a total of 37 attempts. They were able to make 25 of those for a percentage of 67.6%. Concerning shooting from distance, UCLA buried 10 of their 34 tries (29.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bruins finished 36 for 82 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.9%. The Bruins allowed the Waves to convert 30 of their 75 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 40.0% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 22.0% from distance by shooting 9 of 41 and finished the contest at 29 out of 33 from the charity stripe (87.9%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, UCLA permitted Pepperdine to grab 38 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Jaime Jaquez pitched in for the Bruins in this game. He knocked down 5 of 13 in this game for a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which earned him 16 points. Jaquez grabbed 11 boards in his 55 minutes and added 5 dimes for the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for UCLA was Tyger Campbell. He ended up walking away with 22 points in 52 minutes on the court by way of 8 of 19 shooting for this contest. Campbell finished going 42.1% from the field and also totaling 7 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Long Beach State (+20)
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