Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 1/12/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Youtube TV
Pauley Pavilion is where the UCLA Bruins (14-2) will take on the Utah Utes (12-5) on Thursday.
The Utah Utes stepped onto the hardwood against Oregon and went home with a loss by a final score of 70-60 in their last contest. Utah wrapped up the game with a 35.7% FG percentage (20 of 56) and made 3 of 21 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Utes converted 17 of 25 tries for a rate of 68.0%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they earned 33 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 14 dimes for the game while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When discussing the defense, Utah allowed 40.4% from the field on 23 out of 57 shooting. Oregon doled out 15 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. On top of that, Oregon pulled down 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't have a block. Oregon finished shooting 68.0% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of 25 shots. They also made 7 of 28 shots from 3-point range. With respect to personal fouls, the Utes ended up with 20 while Oregon totaled 21 personal fouls.
Marco Anthony is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He shot 75.0% from the field and recorded 1 assist. He was on the court for 37 minutes and also collected 10 boards. He walked away with 15 points on 6 out of 8 shooting.
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Utah enters this contest with a mark of 12-5 for the campaign. They cough up possession 13.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.1 fouls per game. As a team, Utah is grabbing 41.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 253 dimes this year, which is 62nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Utes are shooting 34.4% on shots from distance (115 of 334) and 70.8% from the free throw line. They average 73.0 points per contest (158th in the nation) while shooting 45.8% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Utes are forcing their opponents into 11.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are conceding 26.8% on 3-pointers while they are 25th in college hoops in points per game allowed (61.5). The Utes defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 36.5% (381 of 1,044) and they surrender 34.6 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 118th in the nation in giving up assists with 191 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the UCLA Bruins went home victorious with a score of 60-58 against USC. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, UCLA allowed USC to get 26 in total (4 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 18.8% from downtown by going 3 of 16 and ended up shooting 5 out of 6 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Bruins permitted USC to bury 25 out of their 53 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 47.2% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Bruins ended up going 20 out of 58 from the field which gave them a rate of 34.5%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, UCLA converted 9 of their 26 attempts (34.6%). They were able to bury 11 of them for a rate of 64.7%. USC committed 18 fouls for this game which took the Bruins to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They also gave up possession 8 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Bruins were able to collect 19 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in this matchup.
Jaylen Clark ended up being a factor for the Bruins for the matchup. He earned 15 points in his 37 mins of playing time and accumulated 1 assist in this contest. He made 5 out of 16 for this game for a rate of 31.3%, and had 5 rebounds.
UCLA has a win-loss mark of 14-2 on the campaign. As an offense, the Bruins are shooting 48.0% from the field, which is ranked 36th in college hoops. UCLA has totaled 1,245 points for the year (77.8 per game) and they average 35.2 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per contest (65th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 9.6 times per game. The Bruins are responsible for committing 15.1 fouls per contest and they go 73.7% from the charity stripe.
The UCLA defense concedes 28.9% on 3-point attempts (103 of 356) and opponents are connecting on 66.0% of their foul shots. They surrender 11.9 dimes and 32.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 127th and 91st in college basketball. The Bruins on defense are ranked 21st in college basketball in PPG given up with 60.8. They are forcing their opponents into 16.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the field (116th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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