UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA (+11)
The Stanford Cardinal (8-5) host the UCLA Bruins (12-2) at Maples Pavilion on Saturday. UCLA opens this game as 11-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 147.
UCLA heads into this matchup with a record of 12-2 on the year. They have an average of 76.6 points per outing (86th in the nation) while hitting 46.6% from the floor. The Bruins are connecting on 38.6% on shots from beyond the arc (97 of 251) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, UCLA is snagging 37.3 boards per game and has earned 211 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 52nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 11.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 15.6 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end of the court, the Bruins are able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 fouls. The Bruins defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.9% (347 of 808) and they concede 30.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 212th in college basketball in giving up assists with 164 surrendered on the season. They are conceding 31.9% on shots from downtown and they are 119th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (67.8).
The UCLA Bruins took the court against the California Golden Bears and took home the win by a score of 61-57 in their last contest. UCLA ended the game with a 46.2% field goal percentage (24 of 52) and converted 4 out of their 10 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Bruins knocked down 9 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 36 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 10 assists for the contest while getting 5 steals and 4 blocks. In the matter of the defense, UCLA allowed the other team to go 46.2% from the floor on 24 out of 52 shooting. California doled out 12 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Golden Bears totaled 20 boards (2 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. California shot 71.4% at the free throw line by converting 5 of their 7 shots. They also made 10 out of their 22 tries from 3-point land.
Cody Riley is a player who came through for this game. He accounted for 13 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 21 mins and also snagged 6 boards. Riley finished 60.0% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Bruins was Jules Bernard. He snagged 7 boards and collected 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 3-of-6 (11 points). In all, Bernard was on the court for 29 minutes.
Stanford has a mark of 8-5 this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Cardinal are connecting on 45.4% from the floor, which is 130th in the country. Stanford has accounted for 941 points so far this year (72.4 per game) and they collect 37.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.5 times per game (236th in the country) and they turn it over 15.8 times per game. The Cardinal are responsible for committing 17.8 personal fouls per game and they shoot 73.0% from the free throw line. The Cardinal on the defensive end are ranked 130th in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.2. They are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.1% from the field (26th in the country). The Stanford defense surrenders 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (106 of 321) and their opposition makes 71.2% of their foul shots. They give up 12.7 dimes and 34.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 163rd and 158th in D-1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Stanford Cardinal took a loss by a score of 77-64 when they faced the Colorado Buffaloes. The Cardinal were able to snag 23 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 31 for the matchup. They also turned away 4 shots while earning 5 steals for this contest. The Buffaloes earned 13 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Cardinal to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 100.0%. Regarding shots from distance, Stanford knocked down 5 of 18 attempts (27.8%). In all, the Cardinal ended up going 22 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.7%. The Cardinal allowed the Buffaloes to bury 28 of their 68 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2% in this contest. They finished shooting 33.3% from distance by shooting 9 out of 27 and finished the contest at 12 of 13 from the free throw line (92.3%). When discussing attacking the glass, Stanford allowed Colorado to pull down 38 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Oscar Da Silva ended up having an impact for the Cardinal for the matchup. He made 7 out of 14 for the game for a rate of 50.0%, which got him 22 points. Silva collected 12 rebounds in his 33 mins played and accumulated 2 dimes in this matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Stanford was Ziaire Williams. He ended up walking away with 17 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood by going 7 of 15 from the floor in the matchup. Williams ended the game having shot 46.7% from the floor as well as collecting 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Stanford (-11) and under 147 points
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