UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 12/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Maples Pavilion is the site where the Stanford Cardinal (3-4) will meet the UCLA Bruins (5-2) on Thursday.
The UCLA Bruins faced Bellarmine and walked away with a win by a score of 81-60 in their last game. UCLA walked away from the contest having earned a 60.8% FG percentage (31 out of 51) and buried 3 of 16 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Bruins made 16 of 22 tries for a percentage of 72.7%. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 25 with 3 of them being offensive. They also doled out 26 assists in the matchup while forcing 19 turnovers and getting 15 steals. Concerning defending, UCLA allowed their opponent to shoot 42.6% from the field on 23 of 54 shooting. Bellarmine recorded 16 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, Bellarmine grabbed 23 rebounds (7 offensive, 16 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Bellarmine finished 50.0% from the free throw line by making 3 of their 6 attempts. They also knocked down 11 out of their 32 tries from 3-point range. With respect to personal fouls, the Bruins walked away with 12 and Bellarmine totaled 20 personal fouls.
Jaime Jaquez is a player who was a major contributor for this game. He was able to score 27 points on 13 out of 17 shooting. He played for 36 minutes played and also snagged 7 boards. He went 76.5% from the field but didn't record a dime.
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UCLA will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 5-2 so far this year. They turn it over 10.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 15.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UCLA is snagging 36.1 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 124 assists for the year, which ranks 35th in the country in terms of passing. The Bruins are shooting 39.1% on three-point shots (52 of 133) and 70.5% from the free throw line. They average 83.0 points per game (35th in the nation) while shooting 50.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Bruins are forcing 17.1 turnovers every game and they draw 17.1 personal fouls. They are giving up 29.6% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 84th in the nation in PPG allowed (63.9). The Bruins are giving up a FG percentage of 41.6% (165 of 397) and they concede 31.9 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 187th in the nation in giving up assists with 87 conceded for the year.
When they last played, the Stanford Cardinal took a loss by a score of 56-48 when they played Memphis. In the matter of attacking the glass, Stanford permitted Memphis to collect 30 in all (6 on the offensive side). They went 33.3% from distance by going 6 out of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 11 at the charity stripe (72.7%). The Cardinal permitted Memphis to make 21 of their 54 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.9% in the matchup. When all was said and done, the Cardinal went 17 for 58 from the field which had them shooting 29.3%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Stanford buried 10 of 33 attempts (30.3%). They were able to convert 4 of those for a clip of 66.7%. Memphis committed 11 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Cardinal to the charity stripe for 6 attempts. They turned it over 15 times, while earning 7 steals in this contest. The Cardinal corralled 25 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the game.
Harrison Ingram was important for the Cardinal for this game. He buried 4 out of 13 in the matchup giving him a rate of 30.8%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. He tallied 10 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood and totaled 4 dimes in this matchup.
Stanford has a record of 3-4 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Cardinal are connecting on 42.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 275th in the country. Stanford has accounted for 466 pts this season (66.6 per game) and they collect 37.6 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.6 times per game (242nd in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Cardinal are responsible for committing 16.7 fouls every game while shooting 68.9% from the charity stripe.
The Stanford defense gives up 32.2% on 3-point attempts (46 of 143) and their opponents are knocking down 70.5% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 11.6 assists and 30.1 boards per contest, which ranks them 136th and 23rd in those categories on the defensive end. The Cardinal on the defensive side of the court are 75th in college hoops in PPG given up with 63.3. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (163rd in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UCLA
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