UCLA Bruins vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 2/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA (-4)
The Washington State Cougars (11-8) host the UCLA Bruins (13-4) at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Thursday. The spread on this game has UCLA as 4-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 128.5.
UCLA will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 13-4 on the year. The Bruins are connecting on 36.1% on shots from beyond the arc (115 of 319) and 73.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 73.5 pts per contest (136th in college basketball) on 44.7% from the floor. They are turning it over 10.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 15.4 fouls every game. As a team, UCLA is collecting 36.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 245 dimes for the campaign, which is 109th in college hoops in terms of passing. Defensively, the Bruins are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers every game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 166th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 205 relinquished on the campaign. The Bruins defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.9% (414 of 964) and they surrender 31.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They surrender 32.1% on shots from downtown while they are 92nd in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (67.1).
The UCLA Bruins faced off with the USC Trojans and went home with a loss by a final score of 66-48 in their last game. UCLA walked away from the game with a 33.9% field goal percentage (21 of 62) and buried 3 of their 19 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Bruins converted 3 of their 8 shots for a percentage of 37.5%. Regarding getting rebounds, they compiled 31 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 11 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 5 steals and 3 rejections. In terms of defending, UCLA let their opponent shoot 33.9% from the floor on 21 out of 62 shooting. USC totaled 15 dimes and had 3 steals in this contest. In addition, the Trojans pulled down 39 rebounds (13 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 3 rejections. USC finished shooting 68.8% from the charity stripe by making 11 of 16 attempts. They also made 9 of 26 attempts from distance.
Johnny Juzang is one guy who came through for the game. He finished with 13 points on 6 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and snagged 13 rebounds. Juzang ended up shooting 28.6% from the field and also distributed 4 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this contest for the Bruins was Tyger Campbell. He grabbed 2 rebounds and accounted for 4 assists. He went 30.0% from the field in this contest via 3-of-10 (7 points). At the conclusion of this game, Campbell was on the hardwood for 32 minutes.
Washington State has a win-loss mark of 11-8 so far this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cougars are shooting 41.5% from the field, which is ranked 298th in the nation. Washington State has tallied 1,291 points so far this season (67.9 per game) and they grab 37.4 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.0 times per game (312th in the nation) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per contest. The Cougars commit 18.5 fouls every game while shooting 68.7% from the free throw line. The Cougars on the defensive side of the court are 89th in college basketball in PPG given up with 66.8. The Washington State defense allows 31.2% on 3-pointers (119 of 381) and their opponents are knocking down 73.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 13.0 assists and 35.3 boards every game, which ranks them 176th and 190th in those categories. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the field (37th in D-1).
When they last played, the Washington State Cougars took a loss by a final score of 68-66 against the Oregon State Beavers. The Cougars were able to corral 20 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 32 in the game. They also blocked 5 shots while getting 4 steals in this matchup. The Beavers had 15 fouls in this matchup which got the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to make 10 of those for a rate of 90.9%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington State made 8 out of 24 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Cougars ended up shooting 24 out of 61 from the field which had them shooting 39.3%. The Cougars permitted the Beavers to convert 20 out of their 43 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.5% for this game. They went 38.5% from beyond the perimeter via 5 of 13 and finished the game at 23 of 31 from the free throw line (74.2%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Washington State allowed Oregon State to grab 26 in all (5 on the offensive side).
DJ Rodman was important for the Cougars in this matchup. He converted 5 of 10 for this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Rodman totaled 7 boards in his 31 mins and tallied 2 dimes in this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Washington State was Noah Williams. He accumulated 12 points in 32 minutes played via 5 of 13 shooting for the contest. Williams finished going 38.5% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UCLA (-4)
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