UCLA Bruins vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Desert Financial Arena is the location where the Arizona State Sun Devils (6-12) will play the UCLA Bruins (16-2) on Saturday.
The UCLA Bruins stepped onto the hardwood against Stanford and took home the win by a score of 66-43 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Bruins ended up with 18 and Stanford finished the game with 21 personal fouls. They converted 3 of their 20 attempts from distance. Stanford finished the contest at 70.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 20 tries. Furthermore, Stanford snagged 36 boards (7 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Stanford doled out 8 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. When discussing defending, UCLA allowed their opponent to shoot 27.1% from the floor on 13 out of 48 shooting. They also distributed 15 assists for the game as well as creating 20 turnovers and getting 11 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned a total of 34 with 7 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Bruins converted 18 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. UCLA ended having earned a 37.3% FG percentage (22 out of 59) and converted 4 of 29 3-point attempts.
Tyger Campbell is one guy who played a role for this game. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and totaled 9 dimes. He was on the court for 34 mins and collected 4 rebounds. He finished with 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting.
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UCLA heads into this matchup with a record of 16-2 on the year. They are turning it over 9.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, UCLA is collecting 37.4 rebounds per game and has tallied 258 dimes this season, which is 227th in the country in terms of passing. The Bruins are connecting on 35.4% on 3-point shots (134 of 379) and 71.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 78.0 points per game (41st in college hoops) while hitting 45.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bruins are able to force 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They are 61st in college hoops in giving up assists with 219 relinquished for the campaign. The Bruins are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.9% (418 of 1,023) and they surrender 33.4 boards per contest as a group. They give up 31.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 47th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (63.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Arizona State Sun Devils went home defeated by a final of 67-56 when they played Arizona. The Sun Devils pulled down 23 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 35 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. Arizona earned 17 fouls in this game which got the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They were able to make 8 of the free throws for a rate of 53.3%. In regard to 3-pointers, Arizona State buried 8 out of their 22 attempts (36.4%). When all was said and done, the Sun Devils went 20 for 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.8%. The Sun Devils allowed Arizona to bury 19 of their 59 tries from the field which had them sitting at 32.2% in this game. They finished shooting 13.0% from three-point range by going 3 of 23 and ended up going 26 of 32 from the free throw line (81.3%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Arizona State permitted Arizona to grab 42 overall (16 offensive).
DJ Horne was important for the Sun Devils for the contest. He knocked down 6 of 17 for this contest for a field goal rate of 35.3%, and totaled 5 rebounds. He earned 17 points in his 32 minutes on the court and had 3 assists for this contest.
Arizona State has a mark of 6-12 on the campaign. The Sun Devils are committing 18.9 fouls every game and they go 66.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 11.6 times per contest (291st in the country) and they cough up possession 12.1 times per game. Arizona State has 1,129 pts this year (62.7 per contest) and they grab 35.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Sun Devils are hitting on 38.9% from the floor, which ranks them 349th in college basketball.
The Arizona State defense surrenders 33.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (144 of 427) and their opponents are connecting on 71.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 13.6 assists and 40.8 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 257th and 355th in Division 1. The Sun Devils on the defensive side of the court are 175th in the country in PPG surrendered with 68.7. They have forced 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.5% from the floor (54th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona State
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