UCLA Bruins vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 1/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Washington Huskies
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Youtube TV
The Washington Huskies (9-4) are hosting the UCLA Bruins (11-2) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Sunday.
The UCLA Bruins took the court against UC Davis and walked away with a win by a score of 81-54 in their last contest. UCLA ended the contest having earned a 49.3% field goal percentage (33 of 67) and buried 5 out of their 10 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bruins buried 10 of 14 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. Regarding pulling down boards, they compiled 36 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 15 dimes for this game while forcing 20 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In regard to defending, UCLA allowed the other team to go 37.5% from the floor on 21 out of 56 shooting. UC Davis dished out 7 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. On top of that, UC Davis collected 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. UC Davis shot 60.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 6 of their 10 attempts. They also buried 6 of 20 attempts from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Bruins left the arena with 11 while UC Davis recorded 20 fouls.
Jaylen Clark is a guy who was important in this game. He notched 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins played and also totaled 11 rebounds. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes.
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UCLA comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 11-2 on the campaign. They turn it over 10.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.4 fouls per game. As a team, UCLA is pulling down 35.4 boards per contest and has tallied 207 assists this year, which is 79th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Bruins are shooting 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc (80 of 216) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 80.3 pts per contest (39th in D-1) while shooting 50.0% from the field.
On defense, the Bruins are able to force 17.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.5 fouls. They currently rank 149th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 158 relinquished on the year. The Bruins defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 41.7% (299 of 717) and they concede 32.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They are conceding 30.7% on 3-point shots and they are 37th in the nation in PPG allowed (61.5).
In their last game, the Washington Huskies took a loss by a final score of 84-61 when they played Auburn. Concerning rebounds, Washington allowed Auburn to get 38 in total (10 offensive). They shot 47.1% from distance via 8 of 17 and finished the game at 10 of 16 from the charity stripe (62.5%). The Huskies permitted Auburn to make 33 of their 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.9% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Huskies ended up going 21 for 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.8%. Concerning three-point shots, Washington buried 5 of their 20 attempts (25.0%). They were able to make 14 of those for a rate of 77.8%. Auburn was called for 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Huskies collected 18 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 23 for this contest.
Keion Brooks ended up being important for the Huskies in this contest. He racked up 15 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist in this matchup. He knocked down 6 of 16 in the matchup giving him a rate of 37.5%, and had 5 rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 9-4 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Huskies are shooting 44.5% from the field, which ranks them 191st in the nation. Washington has scored 916 points on the year (70.5 per game) and they average 33.3 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 10.9 times per contest (335th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. The Huskies are committing 16.2 fouls every game and they shoot 76.4% from the free throw line.
The Huskies defensively are ranked 110th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 66.1. They are able to force 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (112th in college basketball). The Washington defense gives up 27.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (83 of 303) and their opponents are converting on 68.3% of their foul shots. They surrender 13.9 assists and 35.2 boards per game, which is ranked 275th and 240th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UCLA
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