UCLA Bruins vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 2/24/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
The Oregon Ducks (17-10) host the UCLA Bruins (20-5) at Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday.
The UCLA Bruins took the court against Arizona State and notched a win by a score of 66-52 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Bruins ended up finishing with 9 and Arizona State recorded 15 personal fouls. They buried 5 out of their 19 tries from 3-point land. Arizona State walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 3 of their 4 attempts. Furthermore, Arizona State collected 22 rebounds (5 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Arizona State recorded 12 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. Pertaining to the defense, UCLA allowed 40.0% from the floor on 22 out of 55 shooting. They also dished out 12 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 34 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bruins converted 18 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 90.0%. UCLA walked away from the contest having earned a 39.6% field goal percentage (21 of 53) and made 6 of their 20 3-point shots.
Jaylen Clark is a player who was a contributor in this contest. He racked up 16 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He played 36 minutes played and grabbed 9 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
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UCLA steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 20-5 this year. They currently have an average of 76.6 pts per game (54th in the country) while connecting on 44.7% from the field. The Bruins are shooting 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (179 of 508) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UCLA is collecting 37.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 357 dimes on the season, which ranks 168th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 9.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Bruins have forced 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 17.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 82nd in college hoops in allowing assists with 301 conceded this year. The Bruins defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.9% (579 of 1,414) and they relinquish 33.8 boards per contest as a squad. They are surrendering 31.5% from beyond the arc and they are 45th in college hoops in opponents PPG (64.4).
When they last played, the Oregon Ducks went home defeated by a final of 84-81 against Arizona. The Ducks were able to collect 21 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 9 steals for the matchup. Arizona had 13 personal fouls for this contest which took the Ducks to the charity stripe for a total of 11 shots. They were able to bury 10 of those for a rate of 90.9%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Oregon made 9 of their 26 tries (34.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Ducks finished shooting 31 for 68 from the field which had them shooting 45.6%. The Ducks allowed Arizona to make 31 out of 58 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.4% for the game. They finished the game shooting 47.8% from behind the 3-point line by going 11 of 23 and finished the contest at 11 out of 19 from the free throw line (57.9%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Oregon permitted Arizona to collect 32 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Will Richardson was important for the Ducks in this contest. He knocked down 7 of 15 in this matchup for a rate of 46.7%, and had 3 rebounds. He racked up 22 points in his 36 mins on the court and accumulated 2 assists for the game.
Oregon has a win-loss mark of 17-10 this year. The Ducks are committing 16.6 fouls per game and they shoot 67.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.0 times per game (264th in college hoops) and they cough up possession 12.0 times per contest. Oregon has earned 1,956 points for the year (72.4 per game) and they collect 34.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Ducks are shooting 45.7% from the floor, which is ranked 92nd in the nation.
The Ducks defensively are ranked 154th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 68.0. They have forced 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.2% from the field (194th in Division 1). The Oregon defense gives up 32.1% on shots from distance (187 of 583) and opponents are making 70.4% of their free throw shots. They surrender 12.4 assists and 34.4 rebounds per contest, which is 161st and 174th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UCLA
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