Long Beach State 49ers vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Long Beach State 49ers vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Long Beach State (+26)
The Long Beach State 49ers (1-2) go to Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom on Tuesday where they'll take on the UCLA Bruins (5-1). Long Beach State opens this contest as 26-point underdogs. The total opens at 145.5.
Long Beach State will play this game with a mark of 1-2 on the campaign. The 49ers are connecting on 29.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (13 of 44) and 75.3% from the free throw line. They average 67.7 points per game (245th in D-1) while going 36.1% from the floor. They turn the ball over 14.0 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Long Beach State is snagging 34.7 boards per game and has racked up 25 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 297th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the 49ers are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 21.7 personal fouls. They are 154th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 56 relinquished on the campaign. The 49ers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.2% (94 of 195) and they concede 43.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 44.2% from beyond the arc and they rank 316th in college basketball in PPG allowed (89.0).
The Long Beach State 49ers played the San Francisco Dons and took a loss by a final of 107-62 in their last game. Long Beach State finished the game having earned a 29.2% FG percentage (19 of 65) and converted 4 out of their 13 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the 49ers converted 20 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 25 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 3 assists in this contest while getting 7 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding defending, Long Beach State let their opponent shoot 29.2% from the floor on 19 of 65. San Francisco doled out 21 assists and 8 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Dons collected 49 rebounds (9 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 2 blocks. San Francisco ended up going 81.8% at the charity stripe by making 9 of 11 attempts. They made 18 out of their 33 attempts from downtown.
Michael CarterI is a guy who was a major contributor for this game. He ended up finishing with 7 points on 2 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes and also totaled 2 rebounds. CarterI finished the game at 25.0% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the 49ers was Chance Hunter. He collected 8 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He shot 20.0% from the field in this game by going 2-of-10 (8 points). Overall, Hunter played 25 min.
UCLA has a record of 5-1 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Bruins are hitting on 47.3% from the field, which is 108th in the nation. UCLA has accumulated 471 pts this year (78.5 per game) and they grab 38.0 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.5 times per contest (61st in the country) and they turn the ball over 11.3 times per game. The Bruins are committing 17.2 fouls per game and they connect on 69.9% from the free throw line. The Bruins are ranked 106th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 65.8. The UCLA defense allows 27.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (42 of 152) and their opponents are connecting on 75.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 12.5 assists and 31.8 rebounds per game, ranking them 149th and 66th in D-1. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (106th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the UCLA Bruins went home victorious with a score of 69-60 when they faced the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Bruins were able to snag 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this game. They also blocked 4 tries while getting 6 steals in this game. The Golden Eagles were called for 24 personal fouls in the game which took the Bruins to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of them for a percentage of 81.0%. In reference to 3-point attempts, UCLA made 6 of 23 attempts (26.1%). When the game finished, the Bruins shot 23 for 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1%. The Bruins permitted the Golden Eagles to bury 22 out of 53 tries from the floor which left them shooting 41.5% for this game. They finished 20.0% from 3-point land by going 4 out of 20 and ended up going 12 of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, UCLA permitted Marquette to get 32 in all (9 offensive).
Johnny Juzang was important for the Bruins for this contest. He buried 3 out of 12 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 25.0%, which had him sitting at 9 points. Juzang collected 2 rebounds in his 26 minutes played and accumulated 2 assists for this game. One more player who came through for UCLA was Jaime Jaquez. He accumulated 18 points in his 28 minutes played by going 7 out of 12 from the floor for the contest. Jaquez walked away from this one going 58.3% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Long Beach State (+26)
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