UCF Knights vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 3/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: UCF (+6)
The Oregon Ducks (20-14) will compete against the UCF Knights (19-14) at Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday. Oregon is 6-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 137.5.
The UCF Knights took the court against Florida and notched a win by a score of 67-49 in their last game. UCF ended the game with a 52.7% field goal percentage (29 out of 55) and buried 6 of 15 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Knights buried 3 of their 4 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about rebounding, they collected a total of 38 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 9 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and getting 13 steals. When talking about the defense, UCF allowed the other team to go 32.2% from the floor on 19 of 59 shooting. Florida doled out 8 dimes and had 10 steals for the contest. On top of that, Florida collected 28 rebounds (12 offensive, 16 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Florida finished the game at 70.0% at the free throw line by making 7 of 10 tries. They also buried 4 of their 24 shots from long range. When discussing personal fouls, the Knights finished with 11 while Florida totaled 7 personal fouls.
C.J. Kelly is a guy who was a major factor for the contest. He finished the game shooting 69.2% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. He was on the court for 34 mins and also totaled 4 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting.
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UCF comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 19-14 for the year. They cough up possession 13.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.5 fouls per game. As a team, UCF is snagging 35.1 rebounds per game and has earned 463 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 98th in the country in terms of passing. The Knights are shooting 36.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (290 of 805) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 72.1 pts per game (172nd in the nation) while going 43.2% from the floor.
On defense, the Knights are able to force 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 151st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 402 conceded for the campaign. The Knights defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.8% (756 of 1,808) and they surrender 33.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They concede 30.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 49th in college hoops in PPG allowed (65.5).
The last time they took the court, the Oregon Ducks got the victory with a final of 84-58 when they faced UC Irvine. In regard to how they attacked the glass, Oregon allowed UC Irvine to pull down 37 overall (15 offensive). They finished the game shooting 17.4% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 4 of 23 and finished the contest at 6 out of 8 at the charity stripe (75.0%). The Ducks permitted UC Irvine to make 24 of 80 tries from the field which left them shooting 30.0% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Ducks went 27 for 67 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.3%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Oregon made 12 out of their 28 attempts (42.9%). They were able to bury 18 of those for a clip of 60.0%. UC Irvine earned 22 personal fouls for this game which took the Ducks to the charity stripe for a total of 30 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 3 steals in this matchup. The Ducks corralled 31 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for the contest.
Rivaldo Soares was important for the Ducks in this matchup. He made 7 of 14 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and totaled 10 rebounds. He earned 21 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes in this matchup.
Oregon has a record of 20-14 this year. The Ducks are committing 14.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 70.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.3 times per contest (164th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest. Oregon has accounted for 2,416 pts for the campaign (71.1 per contest) and they pull in 37.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Ducks are hitting on 44.8% from the field, which is 172nd in the country.
The Ducks are ranked 80th in college hoops in PPG given up with 66.8. They are able to force 10.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (47th in college hoops). The Oregon defense allows 34.4% on shots from distance (253 of 735) and their opposition knocks down 76.3% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.4 assists and 32.1 boards per game, which is ranked 153rd and 64th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UCF (+6)
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