Pepperdine Waves vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pepperdine Waves vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Hulu Live TV
Pauley Pavilion is the location where the UCLA Bruins (3-2) will take on the Pepperdine Waves (4-1) on Wednesday.
The Pepperdine Waves faced off with UC Irvine and went home with a win by a final score of 64-55 in their last contest. Pepperdine finished the game with a 38.8% field goal percentage (19 out of 49) and buried 6 of their 14 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Waves made 20 of 29 shots for a percentage of 69.0%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned 32 with 3 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists for this contest as well as forcing 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning the defense, Pepperdine allowed the other team to go 28.4% from the field on 19 out of 67 shooting. UC Irvine totaled 10 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. Moreover, UC Irvine snagged 46 boards (15 offensive, 31 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. UC Irvine ended up going 70.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 12 of their 17 shots. They converted 5 of 23 attempts from 3-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Waves ended up walking away with 17 while UC Irvine finished the game with 24 personal fouls.
Houston Mallette is one player who was a factor for the contest. He walked away with 20 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes played and also collected 8 boards. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field but had no assists when the game ended.
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Pepperdine enters this one with a win-loss record of 4-1 on the season. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Pepperdine is pulling in 41.2 boards per game and has earned 91 assists so far this year, which ranks 31st in the nation in terms of passing. The Waves are shooting 45.8% on 3-point shots (54 of 118) and 70.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 85.2 pts per game (28th in college basketball) while shooting 52.7% from the field.
Defensively, the Waves have forced 10.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.8 fouls. They relinquish 31.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 161st in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.6). The Waves defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 35.8% (122 of 341) and they relinquish 36.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 279th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 69 conceded this year.
The last time they took the court, the UCLA Bruins took a loss by a final score of 80-75 when they played Baylor. The Bruins were able to collect 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while getting 3 steals for the game. Baylor earned 18 personal fouls in the game which took the Bruins to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, UCLA made 4 of their 15 attempts (26.7%). In all, the Bruins finished shooting 29 for 61 from the floor which had them at 47.5%. The Bruins allowed Baylor to make 25 out of 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.6% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 35.7% from downtown by going 10 out of 28 and ended up shooting 20 of 23 from the charity stripe (87.0%). Concerning rebounding, UCLA permitted Baylor to grab 30 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Jaylen Clark pitched in for the Bruins in this game. He recorded 23 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and earned 2 dimes for the game. He made 10 out of 14 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and totaled 10 rebounds.
UCLA has a mark of 3-2 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Bruins are connecting on 47.9% from the floor, which ranks 84th in the nation. UCLA has scored 400 pts for the year (80.0 per contest) and they snag 36.6 boards per game. They are getting an assist 16.2 times per game (70th in college basketball) and they turn it over 10.8 times per game. The Bruins are committing 15.8 fouls per game and they hit 67.1% from the free throw line.
The UCLA defense allows 30.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (32 of 106) and opponents are making 73.2% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.4 dimes and 34.2 total boards per game, which has them ranked 189th and 161st in those categories. The Bruins on the defensive side of the court are 151st in the nation in PPG allowed with 66.8. They are able to force 16.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.8% from the field (214th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pepperdine
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