UCLA Bruins vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA (+4.5)
The Oregon Ducks (17-5) host the UCLA Bruins (17-6) at Matthew Knight Arena on Wednesday. Oregon opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 135.
UCLA comes into this matchup with a mark of 17-6 so far this season. They are averaging 73.0 pts per game (141st in college hoops) while connecting on 45.8% from the floor. The Bruins are shooting 37.0% on 3-point shots (157 of 424) and 72.2% from the free throw line. As a team, UCLA is snagging 35.6 rebounds per contest and has tallied 317 dimes so far this year, which ranks 105th in college basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 15.7 personal fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Bruins are forcing 11.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.3 fouls. They give up 34.8% on shots from distance while they are 97th in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.5). The Bruins defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.1% (559 of 1,296) and they surrender 31.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 205th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 283 conceded for the campaign.
The UCLA Bruins faced the Colorado Buffaloes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-61 in their last game. UCLA finished the game having earned a 45.7% field goal percentage (21 of 46) and made 5 out of their 13 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Bruins made 14 of 19 tries for a percentage of 73.7%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 27 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 9 dimes for the game as well as creating 6 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Pertaining to defense, UCLA allowed their opponent to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 25 out of 54 shooting. Colorado dished out 9 assists and had 4 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, Colorado had 26 boards (7 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Colorado went 83.3% from the free throw line by converting 15 of 18 shots. They also made 5 of their 15 tries from three-point range.
Johnny Juzang is a player who played a role in this game. He racked up 25 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 37 minutes and collected 5 rebounds. Juzang finished the contest at 58.3% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. Someone else that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Bruins was Tyger Campbell. He totaled 1 rebound in his 34 min played on the night. He went 36.4% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 4-of-11 (9 points). When the time ran out, Campbell earned 4 assists.
Oregon has a mark of 17-5 on the campaign. As an offense, the Ducks are shooting 46.0% from the field, which is 82nd in the nation. Oregon has 1,617 pts for the campaign (73.5 per contest) and they pull in 34.2 boards per game. They are earning an assist 13.1 times per contest (180th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per contest. The Ducks have committed 15.9 fouls per game while shooting 71.2% from the charity stripe. The Ducks are ranked 74th in college basketball in PPG given up with 66.5. The Oregon defense surrenders 33.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (161 of 487) and their opposition makes 76.5% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 12.7 dimes and 32.6 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 167th and 77th in the country. They have forced 14.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (138th in the country).
In their last game, the Oregon Ducks took home the win by a final score of 80-69 when they played the Arizona Wildcats. The Ducks recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 7 times, while recording 4 steals for the game. The Wildcats committed 18 personal fouls for the game which took the Ducks to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.8%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Oregon made 12 out of their 22 attempts (54.5%). Overall, the Ducks finished 25 for 55 from the floor which had them sitting at 45.5%. The Ducks allowed the Wildcats to knock down 24 out of 53 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.3% in this matchup. They went 34.8% from 3-point land via 8 of 23 and finished the game at 13 of 19 from the charity stripe (68.4%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Oregon allowed Arizona to get 28 in total (6 offensive).
Chris Duarte was important for the Ducks in this matchup. He buried 7 out of 10 in the game giving him a rate of 70.0%, and had 7 rebounds. Duarte accumulated 22 points in his 38 mins on the court and totaled 2 dimes for the contest. One more player who came through for Oregon was Eugene Omoruyi. He came away with no assists in his 35 mins played, and he put in 5 out of 14 from the floor. Omoruyi ended the game having shot 35.7% from the floor while totaling 21 points and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UCLA (+4.5)
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