UC Irvine Anteaters vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 3/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UC Irvine Anteaters vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: UC Irvine (+10)
The Oregon Ducks (19-14) will play the UC Irvine Anteaters (23-11) at Matthew Knight Arena on Wednesday. UC Irvine opens this matchup as 10-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is 145.
The UC Irvine Anteaters faced CSU Fullerton and took a loss by a score of 83-80 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Anteaters ended up with 20 while CSU Fullerton had 21 fouls. They converted 10 of 17 attempts from long range. CSU Fullerton finished the game at 73.1% when shooting free throws by converting 19 of 26 attempts. Moreover, CSU Fullerton collected 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. CSU Fullerton doled out 13 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. When talking about the defense, UC Irvine let their opponent shoot 51.9% from the field on 27 of 52 shooting. They also dished out 13 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected 24 with 5 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Anteaters buried 19 of their 28 tries for a percentage of 67.9%. UC Irvine finished with a 52.0% FG percentage (26 of 50) and converted 9 out of their 19 3-pointers.
Dawson Baker is one player who came through for this contest. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and also earned 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins played and collected 3 rebounds. He was able to score 22 points on 6 of 12 shooting.
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UC Irvine steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 23-11 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.9 fouls per contest. As a unit, UC Irvine is collecting 36.8 boards per game and has accumulated 506 assists this season, which is 39th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Anteaters are hitting 38.4% on shots from distance (243 of 633) and 72.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 75.3 points per game (95th in the country) while hitting 47.2% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Anteaters have forced 12.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 121st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 388 surrendered so far this season. The Anteaters are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.6% (770 of 1,943) and they concede 33.2 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 31.8% from beyond the arc while they are 77th in the nation in points per game allowed (66.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Oregon Ducks took a loss by a score of 75-56 against UCLA. Regarding attacking the glass, Oregon permitted UCLA to collect 30 overall (4 on the offensive glass). They finished 47.4% from three-point range by going 9 out of 19 and finished the contest at 12 of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). The Ducks allowed UCLA to make 27 of their 60 attempts from the field which left them shooting 45.0% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Ducks finished shooting 21 for 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3%. In regard to 3-pointers, Oregon made 3 out of their 19 attempts (15.8%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.8%. UCLA committed 14 personal fouls in this game which got the Ducks to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 2 steals in this game. The Ducks were able to pull down 27 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 40 in this matchup.
Keeshawn Barthelemy was important for the Ducks in this game. He made 6 out of 12 for the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and added 2 rebounds. He scored 17 points in his 30 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for the matchup.
Oregon has a record of 19-14 on the season. The Ducks are committing 14.8 fouls per game and they connect on 70.9% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.2 times per game (170th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 12.2 times per contest. Oregon has tallied 2,332 points this season (70.7 per contest) and they average 37.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Ducks are shooting 44.9% from the floor, which ranks 168th in D-1.
The Ducks on the defensive end are ranked 90th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 67.1. They are able to force 10.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the floor (66th in D-1). The Oregon defense surrenders 35.0% on three-point shots (249 of 712) and opponents are converting on 76.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 12.4 dimes and 31.7 total boards per game, which ranks 159th and 48th in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon (-10)
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