UCLA Bruins vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA (-9)
The UCLA Bruins (13-5) head to Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington Huskies (3-15). The odds on this game have UCLA as 9-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 141.5.
UCLA will play this contest with a mark of 13-5 this season. The Bruins are shooting 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (120 of 339) and 73.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 73.5 pts per contest (135th in the country) while shooting 44.7% from the floor. They are turning it over 10.9 times per game and as a group they commit 15.8 personal fouls per game. As a unit, UCLA is pulling in 36.1 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 257 dimes so far this year, which is 93rd in the country in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Bruins are able to force 12.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They are 193rd in college hoops in giving up assists with 222 surrendered for the year. The Bruins defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.2% (438 of 1,015) and they surrender 31.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 33.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 114th in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.8).
The UCLA Bruins faced the Washington State Cougars and took a loss by a final of 81-73 in their last contest. UCLA walked away from the game with a 44.1% FG percentage (26 of 59) and knocked down 5 of 20 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Bruins knocked down 16 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 69.6%. In relation to grabbing boards, they earned 28 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 dimes in this game while having 7 steals and 4 blocks. When it comes to defense, UCLA allowed the other team to shoot 44.1% from the floor on 26 out of 59 shooting. Washington State recorded 17 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Cougars pulled down 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Washington State walked away from this one shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by making 20 of 28 shots. They also knocked down 13 out of their 22 shots from distance.
Johnny Juzang is someone who played a role for the matchup. He was able to score 25 points on 7 out of 18 shooting. He played 38 mins played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Juzang finished the contest at 38.9% from the field and recorded 2 assists. Another guy that played a role in this matchup for the Bruins was Tyger Campbell. He totaled 3 boards and also accounted for 5 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 6-of-9 (17 points). Overall, Campbell played 36 minutes.
Washington has a record of 3-15 so far this season. The Huskies are responsible for committing 17.8 personal fouls every game and they go 73.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 10.2 times per game (335th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.8 times per game. Washington has accounted for 1,205 points for the season (66.9 per contest) and they snag 30.4 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Huskies are shooting 42.0% from the field, which ranks 281st in the nation. The Huskies on the defensive end are ranked 319th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 78.1. They surrender 16.7 assists and 39.8 boards every game, which ranks them 329th and 329th in Division 1. The Washington defense gives up 34.3% on 3-pointers (123 of 359) and opponents are connecting on 71.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 12.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (264th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Washington Huskies went home defeated by a final of 69-54 against the USC Trojans. The Huskies were able to collect 20 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards for a total of 22 in the matchup. They stuffed 4 tries while getting 4 steals in this matchup. The Trojans had 12 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Huskies to the free throw line for 7 shots. They were able to bury 5 of the free throw tries for a rate of 71.4%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Washington knocked down 5 out of their 22 attempts (22.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Huskies shot 22 out of 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.7%. The Huskies allowed the Trojans to make 28 of 57 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.1% in this contest. They finished 14.3% from three-point range by connecting on 1 of 7 and ended up shooting 12 out of 20 at the free throw line (60.0%). In relation to team rebounding, Washington allowed USC to get 34 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Quade Green pitched in for the Huskies for the game. He made 8 out of 15 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which had him sitting at 16 points. Green had 3 rebounds in his 36 mins and had 4 assists in this contest. Another guy that was pivotal for Washington was Jamal Bey. He left the arena with 10 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 out of 7 shooting for the matchup. Bey finished going 42.9% from the floor while collecting 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+9)
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