Washington Huskies vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 1/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+15)
The UCLA Bruins (10-2) play the Washington Huskies (1-10) at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday. UCLA opens this game as 15-point favorites. The O/U opens at 140.
Washington will play this game with a mark of 1-10 this year. They currently have an average of 63.7 points per game (314th in college basketball) while shooting 39.3% from the floor. The Huskies are shooting 27.9% on 3-pointers (67 of 240) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington is snagging 32.2 rebounds per game and has 106 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 262nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Huskies have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. The Huskies defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.0% (300 of 682) and they surrender 41.7 boards per game as a unit. They rank 318th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 187 surrendered on the campaign. They surrender 34.1% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 292nd in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (76.5).
The Washington Huskies played the USC Trojans and went home with a loss by a final score of 95-68 in their last contest. Washington finished having earned a 37.9% FG percentage (22 of 58) and knocked down 9 out of their 23 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Huskies knocked down 15 of 19 shots for a rate of 78.9%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 13 assists in this contest as well as earning 5 steals and 3 blocked shots. In relation to defense, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 37.9% from the floor on 22 out of 58 shooting. USC dished out 20 assists and had 9 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Trojans grabbed 37 rebounds (13 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. USC finished shooting 70.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 26 of 37 attempts. They buried 7 of 19 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Erik Stevenson is someone who came through for the matchup. He had 16 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He played 34 mins played and pulled down 4 boards. Stevenson walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Huskies was Jamal Bey. He grabbed 4 rebounds and tallied 2 assists. He finished shooting 57.1% from the field for the matchup by going 4-of-7 (11 points). In all, Bey played 27 min.
UCLA has a mark of 10-2 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Bruins are hitting on 47.1% from the field, which has them ranked 75th in D-1. UCLA has totaled 931 pts this season (77.6 per game) and they pull in 36.9 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per contest (79th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.3 times per contest. The Bruins have committed 16.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 73.2% from the free throw line. The Bruins on defense are ranked 131st in Division 1 in PPG given up with 68.0. They are able to force 12.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (150th in college hoops). The UCLA defense concedes 30.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (86 of 287) and their opponents are making 75.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 11.6 assists and 31.3 rebounds every game, which is 95th and 45th in college hoops.
For their last game, the UCLA Bruins got the victory with a final of 91-61 when they played the Washington State Cougars. The Bruins pulled down 24 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the matchup. They also blocked 5 shots while getting 9 steals in the matchup. The Cougars earned 15 personal fouls for this contest which got the Bruins to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, UCLA made 9 of 16 attempts (56.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Bruins went 33 for 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.1%. The Bruins permitted the Cougars to convert 23 of 50 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 46.0% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 36.8% from downtown via 7 out of 19 and ended up going 8 of 11 from the free throw line (72.7%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, UCLA allowed Washington State to collect 20 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Johnny Juzang ended up being a factor for the Bruins for the matchup. He converted 7 of 14 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 17 points. Juzang grabbed 5 boards in his 29 minutes and had 2 dimes in the matchup. One more player that was important for UCLA was Tyger Campbell. He scored 16 points in 28 minutes played by going 7 out of 8 from the floor in this matchup. Campbell wrapped this one up going 87.5% from the floor while also earning 6 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+15)
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