Arizona State Sun Devils vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 2/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
The UCLA Bruins (19-5) will go up against the Arizona State Sun Devils (10-15) at Pauley Pavilion on Monday.
The Arizona State Sun Devils took the court against Oregon State and went home with a win by a final score of 73-53 in their last contest. Arizona State finished the contest with a 45.2% field goal percentage (28 out of 62) and converted 8 out of their 25 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Sun Devils converted 9 of 13 tries for a rate of 69.2%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 31 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and having 10 steals. When discussing the defense, Arizona State let their opponent shoot 38.9% from the field on 21 of 54 shooting. Oregon State earned 7 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In addition, Oregon State had 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Oregon State went 75.0% at the charity stripe by converting 9 of their 12 shots. They also buried 2 of 19 tries from three-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Sun Devils ended up walking away with 16 and Oregon State accounted for 12 personal fouls.
Kimani Lawrence is one player who was a contributor in the game. He finished the game shooting 83.3% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. He played for 28 minutes and snagged 7 boards. He finished with 11 points on 5 of 6 shooting.
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Arizona State comes into this contest with a record of 10-15 for the season. They average 65.0 points per contest (318th in D-1) while hitting 40.1% from the field. The Sun Devils are hitting 29.6% on shots from 3-point land (172 of 581) and 66.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Arizona State is pulling down 36.0 boards per game and has accounted for 328 assists for the campaign, which ranks 217th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per game and as a group they commit 19.2 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Sun Devils have forced 13.7 turnovers every game and they draw 15.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 187th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 331 conceded so far this year. The Sun Devils defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 40.2% (590 of 1,467) and they surrender 41.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 31.8% on 3-point shots and they rank 175th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.8).
In their last game, the UCLA Bruins got the win with a final of 76-50 when they faced Washington. The Bruins were able to corral 24 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this contest. They turned the ball over 7 times, while getting 6 steals in this game. Washington committed 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Bruins to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They were able to convert 6 of the free throws for a percentage of 54.5%. In regard to three-point attempts, UCLA made 10 of their 22 tries (45.5%). Overall, the Bruins finished the game shooting 30 for 63 from the field which had them sitting at 47.6%. The Bruins allowed Washington to knock down 18 of their 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.6% in this game. They finished 17.6% from beyond the arc by going 3 out of 17 and finished the contest at 11 of 15 at the charity stripe (73.3%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, UCLA permitted Washington to pull down 30 in all (6 offensive).
David Singleton was important for the Bruins in this game. He had 22 points in his 31 mins of playing time and tallied 3 dimes for the game. He buried 7 out of 10 in this matchup for a rate of 70.0%, and totaled 4 rebounds.
UCLA has a mark of 19-5 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Bruins are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which has them ranked 137th in college basketball. UCLA has scored 1,849 pts for the campaign (77.0 per game) and they average 37.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.4 times per game (97th in the nation) and they cough up possession 9.5 times per contest. The Bruins are responsible for committing 16.3 fouls per game and they hit 71.7% from the free throw line.
The Bruins are ranked 57th in D-1 in points given up per game with 64.9. They are forcing 13.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.0% from the floor (67th in the country). The UCLA defense concedes 31.7% on shots from distance (165 of 520) and opponents are converting on 70.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 12.0 dimes and 33.9 boards per game, which ranks 130th and 137th in college basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take UCLA
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