UCLA Bruins vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 2/28/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Washington Huskies
Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Alaska Airlines Arena is the site where the Washington Huskies (14-13) will meet the UCLA Bruins (21-6) on Monday.
The UCLA Bruins played Oregon State and earned the victory with a final of 94-55 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Bruins walked away with 16 while Oregon State accumulated 16 personal fouls. They made 5 of their 16 tries from 3-point range. Oregon State ended up going 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 10 of 12 shots. Furthermore, Oregon State had 18 rebounds (5 offensive, 13 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Oregon State earned 9 assists and had 2 steals for the matchup. Regarding defense, UCLA allowed the other team to shoot 40.8% from the field on 20 out of 49 shooting. They also recorded 20 assists for the game in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled 34 with 11 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Bruins converted 13 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 86.7%. UCLA wrapped up the game having earned a 58.6% field goal percentage (34 out of 58) and made 13 of 20 shots from beyond the arc.
Cody Riley is a guy who played a role for the contest. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. He was on the court for 3 mins and pulled down 4 boards. He ended up walking away with 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting.
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UCLA enters this matchup with a mark of 21-6 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 9.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, UCLA is snagging 37.5 boards per contest and has tallied 386 assists on the season, which ranks 145th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Bruins are hitting 35.5% from downtown (196 of 552) and 72.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 76.7 points per outing (51st in the country) on 44.9% from the field.
On defense, the Bruins have forced 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. They are 101st in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 323 surrendered so far this season. The Bruins are giving up a FG percentage of 41.0% (620 of 1,511) and they surrender 33.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They relinquish 31.6% on shots from distance while they are 37th in college basketball in opponents points per game (64.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 78-70 against Washington State. When discussing rebounding, Washington permitted Washington State to get 32 in total (13 on the offensive glass). They shot 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 27 and finished the game at 13 out of 13 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Huskies allowed Washington State to convert 24 out of their 70 attempts from the field which had them shooting 34.3% for this game. In all, the Huskies went 26 for 54 from the field which had them shooting 48.1%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Washington made 4 out of 11 attempts (36.4%). They were able to make 22 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.9%. Washington State was called for 23 personal fouls in this game which took the Huskies to the charity stripe for a total of 29 attempts. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while recording 7 steals for the contest. The Huskies collected 24 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 32 for this game.
PJ Fuller ended up having an impact for the Huskies for this game. He racked up 23 points in his 38 minutes of playing time and tallied 2 assists for this game. He knocked down 7 of 14 in this game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 14-13 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Huskies are hitting on 40.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 326th in the nation. Washington has totaled 1,895 pts on the campaign (70.2 per game) and they pull in 33.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 10.3 times per contest (344th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.3 times per game. The Huskies have committed 16.6 fouls every game and they go 69.3% from the charity stripe.
The Huskies defensively are ranked 273rd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 72.9. They are forcing 15.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the floor (243rd in college basketball). The Washington defense surrenders 33.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (189 of 560) and opponents are making 71.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 14.5 assists and 39.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 302nd and 351st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UCLA
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