Sacramento State Hornets vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sacramento State Hornets vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Sacramento State Hornets (11-18 last season) are traveling to Pauley Pavilion on Monday where they will attempt to defeat the UCLA Bruins (27-8 last year).
The Sacramento State Hornets played Montana State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 83-61 in their last contest of last season. Sacramento State finished the contest with a 40.7% FG percentage (22 out of 54) and made 1 out of their 12 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Hornets made 16 of 18 shots for a rate of 88.9%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 24 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 2 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 8 turnovers and having 2 steals. In reference to the defense, Sacramento State let their opponent shoot 57.1% from the floor on 28 of 49 shooting. Montana State totaled 9 assists and had 5 steals in the game. Furthermore, Montana State grabbed 24 rebounds (3 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't have a block. Montana State finished 80.8% from the charity stripe by converting 21 of 26 shots. They also converted 6 out of their 15 shots from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Hornets finished with 21 while Montana State totaled 17 fouls.
Bryce Fowler is one guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He accounted for 20 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He played 36 mins and also grabbed 7 rebounds. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and also recorded 1 assist.
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Sacramento State steps onto the court after finishing with a mark of 11-18 last year. They averaged 65.4 pts per contest (310th in the country) while hitting 43.1% from the field. The Hornets shot 35.9% on shots from 3-point land (196 of 546) and 67.8% from the free throw line. As a squad, Sacramento State pulled down 31.1 rebounds per game and totaled 319 assists over the course of last year, which had them ranked 331st in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lost possession via turnover 11.1 times per game and as a squad committed 17.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they were on the defensive end, the Hornets forced their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per contest and they drew 15.9 fouls. They surrendered 34.4% on three-point shots and they were ranked 207th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (70.2). The Hornets defense allowed a shooting percentage of 45.6% (729 of 1,598) and they relinquished 35.8 rebounds per game as a group. They were 123rd in Division 1 in allowing assists 386 relinquished throughout last year.
For their last game last season, the UCLA Bruins went home defeated by a final of 73-66 when they played North Carolina. In the matter of how they rebounded, UCLA allowed North Carolina to grab 39 overall (13 offensive). They finished the game shooting 32.3% from three-point range via 10 out of 31 and finished the contest at 9 out of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Bruins permitted North Carolina to convert 27 of their 66 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.9% in the game. Overall, the Bruins finished 28 for 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.2%. In reference to shooting from distance, UCLA made 5 of their 14 tries (35.7%). They were able to bury 5 of them for a percentage of 62.5%. North Carolina had 9 personal fouls for this contest which got the Bruins to the free throw line for 8 tries. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Bruins were able to collect 22 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in the matchup.
Jules Bernard was important for the Bruins in this game. He tallied 16 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist in this matchup. He converted 7 out of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and added 5 rebounds.
UCLA had a record of 27-8 last season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bruins hit 45.0% from the field, which ranked 116th in the country. UCLA accounted for 2,639 pts throughout last season (75.4 per game) and they averaged 36.6 rebounds per contest. They got an assist 13.9 times per contest (114th in Division 1) and they turned it over 8.9 times per contest. The Bruins committed 15.8 fouls every game and they connected on 74.1% from the free throw line.
The UCLA defense conceded 32.1% from downtown (238 of 742) and opponents connected on 72.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They conceded 11.6 dimes and 33.2 rebounds per contest, which had them ranked 99th and 102nd in those defensive categories. The Bruins were ranked 42nd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 64.5. They forced their opponents into 13.1 TO's every game and allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (83rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento State
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