UCLA Bruins vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum is the location where the Marquette Golden Eagles (8-2) will try to beat the UCLA Bruins (7-1) on Saturday.
The UCLA Bruins stepped onto the hardwood against Colorado and went home with a win by a final score of 73-61 in their last game. UCLA ended the contest having earned a 46.6% field goal percentage (27 of 58) and buried 7 out of their 16 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Bruins buried 12 of 18 tries for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to rebounding, they collected 34 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 15 dimes in the game in addition to creating 12 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to defense, UCLA allowed 42.6% from the floor on 23 out of 54 shooting. Colorado recorded 11 assists and had 1 steal in this matchup. Moreover, Colorado snagged 26 boards (5 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Colorado finished the contest at 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 15 attempts. They also knocked down 5 of 21 attempts from downtown. When talking about personal fouls, the Bruins walked away with 18 and Colorado accumulated 18 personal fouls.
Tyger Campbell is someone who was important for the contest. He shot 50.0% from the field and also dished out 5 assists. He played 34 mins played and grabbed 7 boards. He racked up 21 points on 8 out of 16 shooting.
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UCLA heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 7-1 on the campaign. They average 73.7 pts per contest (150th in D-1) on 46.5% from the field. The Bruins are shooting 39.2% on 3-pointers (67 of 171) and 71.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, UCLA is grabbing 35.9 boards per game and has earned 128 assists so far this year, which ranks 129th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 8.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 14.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Bruins are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game while drawing 16.0 personal fouls. They surrender 34.1% from 3-point land while they are 34th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (59.3). The Bruins defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.0% (198 of 460) and they relinquish 27.6 boards per contest as a group. They are 101st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 95 relinquished this year.
For their last game, the Marquette Golden Eagles took home the win by a final score of 64-63 when they played Kansas State. In relation to rebounding, Marquette permitted Kansas State to pull down 40 in total (8 offensive). They finished 24.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 out of 25 and ended up shooting 7 out of 10 at the free throw line (70.0%). The Golden Eagles permitted Kansas State to make 25 out of 64 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 39.1% for this contest. Overall, the Golden Eagles went 26 out of 63 from the field which had them sitting at 41.3%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Marquette converted 11 out of their 37 attempts (29.7%). They were able to knock down 1 of those for a rate of 33.3%. Kansas State was called for 9 personal fouls for this contest which got the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 3 attempts. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 10 steals in this game. The Golden Eagles collected 32 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for this game.
Justin Lewis pitched in for the Golden Eagles in the matchup. He scored 14 points in his 33 mins of playing time and had 5 dimes in this contest. He made 6 of 14 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and added 9 rebounds.
Marquette has a win-loss record of 8-2 so far this year. As an offense, the Golden Eagles are connecting on 44.1% from the floor, which is ranked 194th in the nation. Marquette has scored 747 points on the season (74.7 per game) and they pull in 37.0 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 16.2 times per game (45th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game. The Golden Eagles are committing 17.5 fouls every game and they shoot 70.2% from the free throw line.
The Marquette defense allows 31.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (65 of 206) and opponents are making 61.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 14.3 assists and 38.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 297th and 295th in those defensive categories. The Golden Eagles defensively are ranked 216th in college basketball in points given up per game with 69.8. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the floor (180th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette
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