Oregon Ducks vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 1/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs California Golden Bears
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
TV: Youtube TV
Haas Pavilion is the site where the California Golden Bears (3-15) will play the Oregon Ducks (10-8) on Wednesday.
The Oregon Ducks took the court against Arizona and earned the victory with a final of 87-68 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Ducks ended up with 15 while Arizona accumulated 15 personal fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 25 attempts from 3-point land. Arizona finished the game shooting 84.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 13 tries. Additionally, Arizona grabbed 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Arizona doled out 14 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. When discussing defense, Oregon allowed 37.5% from the field on 24 out of 64 shooting. They also distributed 18 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 16 turnovers and having 13 steals. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they collected 38 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Ducks converted 8 of 10 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Oregon wrapped up the contest with a 53.1% field goal percentage (34 of 64) and knocked down 11 out of their 32 shots from beyond the arc.
Jermaine Couisnard is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He walked away with 27 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes played and grabbed 5 rebounds. He finished the contest at 64.3% from the field and earned 2 assists.
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Oregon enters this contest with a mark of 10-8 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.2 personal fouls every game. As a team, Oregon is pulling in 37.3 rebounds per contest and has racked up 234 dimes for the season, which is 223rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Ducks are shooting 29.7% from downtown (121 of 407) and 67.2% from the charity stripe. They average 69.6 pts per contest (235th in the nation) while shooting 44.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Ducks are able to force 11.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They give up 32.9% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 108th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.5). The Ducks defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.2% (438 of 1,062) and they relinquish 32.7 boards per contest as a group. They are 192nd in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 231 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the California Golden Bears went home defeated by a final of 81-78 when they played Washington. In regard to attacking the glass, California permitted Washington to grab 36 in total (6 offensive). They finished shooting 42.1% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 19 and ended up shooting 19 of 27 at the charity stripe (70.4%). The Golden Bears permitted Washington to knock down 27 of their 55 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.1% for this game. In all, the Golden Bears went 29 out of 71 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.8%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, California knocked down 8 of 24 attempts (33.3%). They were able to convert 12 of those for a rate of 57.1%. Washington was called for 19 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Golden Bears to the charity stripe for 21 shots. They also coughed it up 9 times, while recording 9 steals for the matchup. The Golden Bears collected 21 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 32 for the game.
Grant Newell was important for the Golden Bears for this game. He buried 10 of 18 in this game for a rate of 55.6%, and had 10 rebounds. He scored 21 points in his 33 mins on the court and tallied 2 dimes in this game.
California has a win-loss mark of 3-15 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Golden Bears are shooting 42.0% from the floor, which is ranked 312th in college basketball. California has totaled 1,113 pts for the campaign (61.8 per game) and they collect 31.9 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 10.4 times per game (352nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.6 times per game. The Golden Bears are committing 17.4 personal fouls per game and they go 73.5% from the charity stripe.
The Golden Bears on defense are ranked 128th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 67.4. They are forcing their opponents into 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (256th in college hoops). The California defense concedes 31.6% on 3-point attempts (115 of 364) and opponents are converting on 71.7% of their free throw attempts. They give up 12.6 assists and 33.0 boards per contest, which is 175th and 118th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon
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