Seattle Redhawks vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 12/3/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Redhawks vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Pac 12 Network
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+20.5)
The UCLA Bruins (1-1) host the Seattle Redhawks (3-1) at Pauley Pavilion on Thursday. The spread on this matchup has UCLA as 20.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 137.5.
Seattle heads into this game with a mark of 3-1 for the campaign. They average 72.3 points per outing (157th in Division 1) while connecting on 42.2% from the field. The Redhawks are shooting 32.5% on shots from 3-point land (37 of 114) and 67.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Seattle is collecting 35.0 boards per game and has tallied 58 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 19th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 9.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.0 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Redhawks are forcing 16.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 57th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (61.5). The Redhawks are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.2% (81 of 192) and they surrender 31.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 231st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 44 relinquished this season.
The Seattle Redhawks faced the Cal State Northridge Matadors and took a loss by a final of 76-65 in their last game. Seattle finished the game having earned a 37.1% field goal percentage (23 out of 62) and knocked down 7 out of their 29 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Redhawks buried 12 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 70.6%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 36 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists in this matchup in addition to having 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. When it comes to defense, Seattle allowed the other team to shoot 37.1% from the floor on 23 of 62. Cal State Northridge earned 15 dimes and 8 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Matadors had 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Cal State Northridge went 76.0% when shooting free throws by making 19 of 25 attempts. They knocked down 5 of 14 shots from 3-point range.
Riley Grigsby is one guy who saw a lot of minutes in this contest. He was able to score 18 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and also snagged 8 rebounds. Grigsby finished the game at 46.7% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this game for the Redhawks was Aaron Nettles. He collected 2 rebounds and also totaled 2 assists. He went 40.0% from the floor for this game via 4-of-10 (10 points). Overall, Nettles played for 33 minutes.
UCLA has a win-loss mark of 1-1 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Bruins are connecting on 42.4% from the floor, which is ranked 252nd in the nation. UCLA has 165 points for the campaign (82.5 per game) and they grab 37.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.0 times per game (79th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 12.5 times per contest. The Bruins are committing 21.5 personal fouls per game and they shoot 68.9% from the charity stripe. The Bruins on the defensive side of the court are 249th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 85.5. They have conceded 17.5 dimes and 38.5 rebounds every game, ranking them 238th and 189th in college hoops. The UCLA defense allows 28.1% on three-point shots (18 of 64) and their opponents are knocking down 86.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 12.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (154th in the nation).
The last time they took the hardwood, the UCLA Bruins got the win with a final of 107-98 when they faced the Pepperdine Waves. The Bruins earned 34 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for the game. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Waves earned 29 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Bruins to the free throw line for a total of 37 attempts. They were able to make 25 of the free throw tries for a rate of 67.6%. Regarding three-point attempts, UCLA buried 10 out of 34 attempts (29.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bruins finished shooting 36 out of 82 from the field which had them sitting at 43.9%. The Bruins allowed the Waves to make 30 out of 75 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.0% for the game. They went 22.0% from three-point range by going 9 of 41 and ended up going 29 out of 33 at the free throw line (87.9%). In reference to rebounding, UCLA permitted Pepperdine to get 38 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Jaime Jaquez played a lot for the Bruins in this matchup. He knocked down 5 of 13 for this game for a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which gave him 16 points. Jaquez pulled down 11 boards in his 55 mins and accumulated 5 assists in the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for UCLA was Tyger Campbell. He was able to score 22 points in 52 minutes played by way of 8 of 19 shooting in the matchup. Campbell finished going 42.1% from the field and also earning 7 dimes and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+20.5)
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