UCLA Bruins vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
The UCLA Bruins (19-4) are traveling to Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Oregon Ducks (14-10).
The UCLA Bruins faced off with Washington State and notched a win by a score of 76-52 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bruins left the arena with 14 while Washington State finished the game with 11 personal fouls. They also made 9 of 27 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Washington State finished the game at 64.3% at the charity stripe by making 9 of 14 attempts. In addition, Washington State grabbed 30 rebounds (10 offensive, 20 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Washington State earned 11 assists and had 3 steals in this matchup. Regarding the defense, UCLA allowed the other team to shoot 30.9% from the floor on 17 out of 55 shooting. They also distributed 18 assists in this contest while forcing 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. In relation to getting rebounds, they collected 39 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Bruins made 7 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 63.6%. UCLA walked away from the contest having earned a 48.4% FG percentage (30 out of 62) and buried 9 out of their 22 three-point attempts.
Jaime Jaquez is one player who played a role in the matchup. He recorded 24 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 33 mins and also totaled 15 rebounds. He ended up going 52.9% from the floor and totaled 2 assists.
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UCLA will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 19-4 so far this season. They are averaging 74.7 points per outing (117th in Division 1) while shooting 46.5% from the field. The Bruins are connecting on 35.8% on 3-pointers (146 of 408) and 71.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UCLA is collecting 35.9 boards per contest and has racked up 344 dimes this season, which has them ranked 101st in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 10.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.4 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Bruins are able to force 16.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 80th in D-1 in giving up assists with 270 conceded on the year. The Bruins defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.0% (505 of 1,232) and they surrender 31.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They are surrendering 30.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 9th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (60.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oregon Ducks got the win with a final of 75-70 against Arizona State. In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Oregon permitted Arizona State to get 31 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They went 33.3% from 3-point land by going 8 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 10 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Ducks allowed Arizona State to convert 27 out of 61 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.3% for this contest. Overall, the Ducks shot 25 for 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.2%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Oregon knocked down 7 of their 16 attempts (43.8%). They were able to make 18 of them for a clip of 69.2%. Arizona State was called for 23 personal fouls for this game which got the Ducks to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They coughed it up 16 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Ducks collected 25 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this game.
N'Faly Dante was important for the Ducks in the matchup. He recorded 18 points in his 27 mins of playing time, but went home with no dimes. He buried 7 of 11 in the game giving him a rate of 63.6%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Oregon has a win-loss mark of 14-10 for the campaign. As an offense, the Ducks are shooting 44.9% from the field, which has them ranked 164th in the nation. Oregon has accumulated 1,698 pts so far this season (70.8 per contest) and they pull down 36.9 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per game (183rd in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per game. The Ducks are committing 15.0 fouls every game and they hit 69.4% from the charity stripe.
The Ducks are ranked 107th in the country in points given up per game with 67.2. They are forcing their opponents into 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.4% from the field (67th in D-1). The Oregon defense allows 33.6% on three-point shots (185 of 550) and their opponents are connecting on 78.5% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.8 assists and 32.4 boards every game, which is ranked 192nd and 84th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oregon
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