Gonzaga Bulldogs vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena is where the UCLA Bruins (4-0) will meet the Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-0) on Tuesday.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs took the court against Bellarmine and went home with a win by a final score of 92-50 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Bulldogs finished with 15 and Bellarmine totaled 20 fouls. They also buried 3 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. Bellarmine finished the game shooting 83.3% when shooting free throws by converting 5 of their 6 shots. Furthermore, Bellarmine had 17 boards (4 offensive, 13 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Bellarmine dished out 8 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. In the matter of the defense, Gonzaga allowed the other team to go 39.6% from the floor on 21 out of 53 shooting. They also distributed 21 dimes for the contest while creating 15 turnovers and having 8 steals. When discussing getting rebounds, they collected 38 with 14 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 17 of 21 shots for a percentage of 81.0%. Gonzaga finished with a 53.3% field goal percentage (32 out of 60) and buried 11 of their 23 shots from 3-point land.
Drew Timme is one player who was a major factor for the game. He ended up with 25 points on 7 out of 10 shooting. He played 25 minutes played and collected 5 boards. He finished 70.0% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Gonzaga enters this matchup with a mark of 4-0 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Gonzaga is collecting 38.8 boards per game and has totaled 87 assists on the season, which is 24th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are connecting on 37.8% on shots from downtown (31 of 82) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 89.8 points per game (10th in the nation) while hitting 55.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Bulldogs are able to force 15.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. They are 90th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 41 conceded for the season. The Bulldogs are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.7% (95 of 239) and they relinquish 28.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 28.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 71st in college hoops in PPG allowed (61.0).
For their last game, the UCLA Bruins walked away with a victory by a final of 98-63 when they faced North Florida. Regarding attacking the glass, UCLA permitted North Florida to get 22 in total (4 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 30.8% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 26 and ended up going 9 of 13 at the free throw line (69.2%). The Bruins permitted North Florida to bury 23 out of 62 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.1% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Bruins went 39 out of 78 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. In regard to shots from distance, UCLA converted 9 of their 17 attempts (52.9%). They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a rate of 61.1%. North Florida had 18 personal fouls for the contest which got the Bruins to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Bruins were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 22 offensive boards for a total of 51 in the matchup.
Jaime Jaquez ended up having an impact for the Bruins for the matchup. He made 9 out of 14 in the game for a field goal rate of 64.3%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. He tallied 20 points in his 23 mins on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
UCLA has a win-loss record of 4-0 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Bruins are hitting on 49.6% from the field, which has them ranked 43rd in college basketball. UCLA has totaled 379 pts for the season (94.8 per contest) and they grab 43.5 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.5 times per game (42nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 10.5 times per game. The Bruins are committing 16.3 fouls every game and they connect on 77.0% from the free throw line.
The Bruins defensively are ranked 191st in the country in points allowed per game with 69.3. They are able to force 15.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (225th in college basketball). The UCLA defense gives up 42.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (33 of 78) and their opponents are connecting on 58.8% of their free throw attempts. They allow 12.5 assists and 31.8 rebounds every game, which ranks 188th and 74th in college hoops.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take UCLA and under the total points
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