UCLA at Oregon: 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

UCLA at Oregon: 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks (17-5) vs UCLA Bruins (17-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)

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The UCLA Bruins will travel to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Oregon Ducks this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The UCLA Bruins has their 4-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 17-6 on the season after being defeated by the Colorado Buffaloes, 70-61, this past Saturday. UCLA had no answers for the Buffaloes McKinley Wright IV and could not fight back after a 9-0 Buffaloes run gave Colorado a 64-57 lead with 4:47 left in regulation. UCLA shot 45.7% from the field and 38.5% from beyond the arc while Colorado shot 46.3% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc. UCLA outrebounded Colorado by a 31-26 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 14-6 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Bruins was Johnny Juzang who had 25 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 assist.

On the season, UCLA is averaging 73.0 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Bruins are averaging 6.8 three-pointers per game on 37.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UCLA has been led by Johnny Juzang (14.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.8 apg), Jaime Jaquez Jr. (11.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg), Tyger Campbell (10.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 5.6 apg, 1.1 spg), & Cody Riley (10.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.2 apg).

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Defensively, UCLA is holding their opponents to an average of 67.5 ppg on 43.1% shooting from the field. The Bruins have a rebound margin of 4.9 and a turnover margin of 0.9.

The Oregon Ducks won their 3rd straight game and improved to 17-5 on the season after defeating the Arizona Wildcats, 80-69, this past Monday. Oregon was outstanding on the offensive end against Arizona and was able to pull away in the 2nd half after the Ducks took a 73-61 lead with 5:11 left in regulation. Oregon shot 45.5% from the field and 54.5% from beyond the arc while Arizona shot 45.3% from the field and 34.8% from beyond the arc. Oregon outrebounded Arizona by a 37-29 margin and committed just 7 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Ducks was Chris Duarte who had 22 points, 7 rebounds, & 2 assists.

On the season, Oregon is averaging 73.5 ppg on 46.0% shooting from the field. The Ducks are averaging 8.1 three-pointers per game on 36.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon has been led by Chris Duarte (17.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.9 spg), Eugene Omoruyi (17.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.4 spg), LJ Figueroa (11.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.5 spg), & eric Williams Jr. (10.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.6 apg).

Defensively, Oregon is holding their opponents to an average of 66.5 ppg on 42.4% shooting from the field. The Ducks have a rebound margin of 1.7 and a turnover margin of 2.4.

The Bruins are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, however, are just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Ducks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 23-11 ATS in their last 34 home games.

Oregon is always a tough team to play at Matthew Knight Arena and this year is no different as the Ducks are 10-2 at home and have been solid on both ends of the court as they rank 71st in scoring defense & 71st in FG%. UCLA could not pick up a big win at Colorado, however, the Bruins do have a winning record on the road this season and come into this game ranked 138th in scoring offense & 94th in scoring defense. Oregon has been playing well as of late, however, I think UCLA matches up well with the Ducks and as I think the Bruins will be able to keep this game close to the end, I am taking UCLA and the points. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick UCLA Bruins +4

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