LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Pauley Pavilion is the location where the UCLA Bruins (2-0) will go up against the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (0-2) on Wednesday.
The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds took the court against Pepperdine and ended up losing by a score of 82-53 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Blackbirds ended up finishing with 22 while Pepperdine had 20 personal fouls. They converted 10 of their 23 shots from distance. Pepperdine walked away from this one shooting 69.6% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 23 shots. In addition, Pepperdine collected 37 boards (8 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Pepperdine earned 22 assists and had 4 steals in the game. In the matter of the defense, LIU Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 50.9% from the field on 28 out of 55 shooting. They also doled out 5 assists in this matchup while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 29 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Blackbirds buried 19 of their 25 attempts for a rate of 76.0%. LIU Brooklyn ended the game with a 28.3% FG percentage (15 out of 53) and converted 4 of 15 shots from 3-point land.
RJ Greene is one guy who was important for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 22.2% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 39 minutes and also pulled down 10 rebounds. He totaled 14 points on 2 out of 9 shooting.
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LIU Brooklyn will take the court with a win-loss record of 0-2 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 12.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, LIU Brooklyn is grabbing 33.0 boards per game and has tallied 24 assists so far this year, which is 277th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Blackbirds are shooting 31.3% from downtown (10 of 32) and 69.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 60.0 points per outing (339th in the nation) while connecting on 33.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Blackbirds are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They give up 45.2% on three-point shots and they are ranked 334th in college basketball in opponents PPG (85.0). The Blackbirds are allowing a FG percentage of 45.1% (55 of 122) and they surrender 45.0 boards per game as a team. They are 279th in college hoops in giving up assists with 36 conceded this season.
When they last played, the UCLA Bruins got the win with a final of 68-50 when they played Lafayette. In regard to cleaning the glass, UCLA permitted Lafayette to collect 30 in total (8 offensive). They finished the game shooting 26.7% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 30 and ended up going 8 out of 12 at the charity stripe (66.7%). The Bruins allowed Lafayette to make 17 of their 52 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 32.7% for the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Bruins walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 51 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.1%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, UCLA made 5 of 14 attempts (35.7%). They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 76.0%. Lafayette committed 22 fouls in this game which took the Bruins to the charity stripe for 25 shots. They also gave up possession 7 times, while earning 6 steals in this matchup. The Bruins were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this contest.
Dylan Andrews was important for the Bruins for the game. He had 18 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in the game. He buried 7 of 9 for the contest giving him a rate of 77.8%, but wasn't able to grab a board.
UCLA has a win-loss mark of 2-0 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bruins are hitting on 47.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 130th in college basketball. UCLA has scored 143 points this season (71.5 per contest) and they collect 31.0 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 12.5 times per game (230th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 7.0 times per contest. The Bruins are responsible for committing 16.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 69.4% from the free throw line.
The UCLA defense gives up 21.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (10 of 46) and their opponents are knocking down 68.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 8.0 dimes and 30.0 boards per contest, which ranks 33rd and 64th in those categories on the defensive end. The Bruins on the defensive side of the court are 6th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 47.0. They are forcing 17.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 33.0% from the floor (20th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take UCLA
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