UCLA Bruins vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 12/5/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Washington Huskies
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
The Washington Huskies (4-4) will go up against the UCLA Bruins (7-1) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Sunday.
The UCLA Bruins stepped onto the hardwood against Colorado and walked away with a win by a score of 73-61 in their last contest. UCLA wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.6% FG percentage (27 of 58) and knocked down 7 of their 16 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bruins made 12 of 18 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 15 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Pertaining to defense, UCLA allowed the other team to go 42.6% from the field on 23 of 54 shooting. Colorado distributed 11 dimes and had 1 steal for this game. Moreover, Colorado grabbed 26 boards (5 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Colorado went 66.7% from the charity stripe by burying 10 of 15 tries. They also made 5 of their 21 attempts from beyond the arc. Regarding personal fouls, the Bruins ended up finishing with 18 and Colorado totaled 18 personal fouls.
Tyger Campbell is one player who was a contributor for the matchup. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 5 dimes. He was on the court for 34 mins and grabbed 7 boards. He accounted for 21 points on 8 out of 16 shooting.
Get all of our NCAA Basketball Best Bets Picks
UCLA enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 7-1 for the year. They currently have an average of 82.9 points per outing (24th in the nation) while shooting 46.5% from the floor. The Bruins are connecting on 39.2% on 3-point shots (67 of 171) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UCLA is grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game and has earned 128 assists this season, which is 36th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 10.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bruins have forced 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.1% on 3-pointers while they are 148th in the country in PPG from their opponents (66.8). The Bruins are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.0% (198 of 460) and they concede 31.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 211th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 95 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Washington Huskies took a defeat with a final score of 82-74 against Winthrop. With respect to attacking the glass, Washington allowed Winthrop to grab 39 in total (10 offensive). They finished 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 6 out of 18 and ended up going 14 of 23 from the free throw line (60.9%). The Huskies allowed Winthrop to make 31 of 65 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.7% for the matchup. In all, the Huskies finished shooting 25 out of 60 from the field which had them sitting at 41.7%. In terms of shots from distance, Washington buried 11 of 28 attempts (39.3%). They were able to knock down 13 of them for a rate of 92.9%. Winthrop had 16 fouls in this game which got the Huskies to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They also coughed it up 17 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Huskies earned 23 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards totaling 25 in this contest.
Daejon Davis was important for the Huskies for this contest. He totaled 21 points in his 37 minutes on the court and accumulated 4 dimes in the game. He knocked down 7 of 12 for the game for a field goal rate of 58.3%, and had 1 rebound.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 4-4 so far this year. The Huskies are committing 19.9 fouls every game and they shoot 67.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 9.9 times per contest (340th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.9 times per game. Washington has accounted for 581 pts so far this season (72.6 per contest) and they collect 34.6 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Huskies are connecting on 39.3% from the floor, which ranks them 327th in Division 1.
The Huskies on defense are ranked 280th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 73.5. They are forcing 17.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (202nd in D-1). The Washington defense allows 32.7% on 3-point attempts (50 of 153) and opponents are knocking down 70.8% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 9.6 dimes and 41.5 rebounds per contest, which is 42nd and 346th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UCLA
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks