Marquette Golden Eagles vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette (+4)
Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom is the venue where and the UCLA Bruins (4-1) will play the Marquette Golden Eagles (4-1) on Friday. The spread on this contest has UCLA as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 139.5.
Marquette heads into this contest with a mark of 4-1 so far this season. They are averaging 77.0 pts per contest (129th in the country) while hitting 44.2% from the field. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 37.8% on shots from downtown (42 of 111) and 71.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Marquette is pulling down 42.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 73 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 71st in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 14.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.2 fouls every game. On defense, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. They rank 183rd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 54 conceded so far this season. The Golden Eagles are giving up a field goal percentage of 34.3% (105 of 306) and they surrender 34.0 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 26.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 52nd in D-1 in PPG allowed (62.0).
The Marquette Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the Green Bay Phoenix and notched a win by a score of 82-68 in their last contest. Marquette finished the contest with a 48.4% FG percentage (30 of 62) and made 10 out of their 23 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles knocked down 12 of their 12 shots for a rate of 100.0%. In relation to grabbing boards, they collected 37 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 15 assists for the matchup in addition to having 3 steals and 5 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, Marquette allowed the other team to go 48.4% from the floor on 30 out of 62. Green Bay totaled 13 dimes and 4 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Phoenix pulled down 27 boards (8 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Green Bay finished the game at 62.5% at the free throw line by making 10 of their 16 tries. They also buried 8 of 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Koby McEwen is a player who saw a lot of action in this contest. He accounted for 28 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. He played for 37 minutes played and also collected 3 rebounds. McEwen finished 62.5% from the floor and earned 4 assists. An additional guy that played big minutes in the game for the Golden Eagles was Dawson Garcia. He grabbed 7 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 53.8% from the floor in this contest by hitting 7-of-13 (18 points). Overall, Garcia was on the court for 29 min.
UCLA has a win-loss mark of 4-1 for the year. UCLA has tallied 402 pts so far this year (80.4 per contest) and they average 39.4 rebounds per contest. The Bruins are responsible for committing 17.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 68.0% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bruins are shooting 48.5% from the field, which is 98th in college basketball. They are earning an assist 17.2 times per game (54th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per game. The Bruins defensively are ranked 120th in D-1 in PPG given up with 67.0. The UCLA defense allows 28.8% on 3-point shots (38 of 132) and their opposition knocks down 74.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 13.2 dimes and 30.8 total boards per game, which ranks them 180th and 47th in the nation. They are able to force 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.1% from the field (104th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the UCLA Bruins went home victorious with a score of 83-56 against the San Diego Toreros. The Bruins were able to pull down 33 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 48 in this matchup. They also turned away 6 tries while earning 7 steals in this game. The Toreros committed 18 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Bruins to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to make 17 of those for a clip of 77.3%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, UCLA knocked down 6 out of 13 attempts (46.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Bruins shot 30 for 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2%. The Bruins permitted the Toreros to convert 19 of 61 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 31.1% for the contest. They finished 42.1% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 19 and finished the game at 10 of 15 at the charity stripe (66.7%). In relation to cleaning the glass, UCLA allowed San Diego to grab 26 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Jaime Jaquez ended up having an impact for the Bruins in this contest. He converted 6 of 9 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, which earned him 17 points. Jaquez pulled down 4 rebounds in his 29 mins played and tallied 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy who came through for UCLA was Tyger Campbell. He totaled 12 points in his 28 minutes played by going 5 out of 12 shooting in the game. Campbell ended up shooting 41.7% from the field in addition to earning 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette (+4)
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