Lafayette vs UCLA Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/10/23

UCLA Bruins (1-0) vs Lafayette Leopards (0-1)

Game Info: Friday, November 10, 2023 at 11:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)

Betting Odds: UCLA Bruins -24.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Lafayette Leopards will play the UCLA Bruins in a non-conference game on Friday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Lafayette lost their first game to St. Joe’s, while UCLA defeated St. Francis by 30 points in their opener. 

Lafayette Preview

The Lafayette Leopards are 0-1 this season after they lost to St. Joe’s by a score of 81-60 in their first game. Lafayette only trailed 38-35 at the half, but they were out scored by a total of 43-25 in the second half for lopsided loss. The Leopards shot 37% from the field, 28.6% on three pointers, and 63.2% on free throws. Lafayette was out rebounded by a total of 38-35, had 11 assists, and turned the ball over 16 times in the game. Devin Hines led Lafayette with 15 points and five rebounds, while Kyle Jenkins added eight points and three rebounds. Lafayette allowed 81 points on 46% shooting from the field and allowed 12 three pointers in the loss. 

UCLA Preview

The UCLA Bruins are 1-0 this year after they defeated St. Francis by a score of 75-44 in their last game. UCLA held St. Francis to only 22 points in each half and they were able to score 43 points in the second half to pull away. The Bruins shot 50.9% from the field, 22.2% on three pointers, and 62.5% on free throws. UCLA only won the rebounding battle by two (32-30), had 18 assists, and turned the ball over seven times. Adem Bona led the Bruins with 28 points and nine rebounds, while Lazar Stefanovic added 11 points and eight rebounds in the game. UCLA allowed 44 points on 33.3% field goal shooting and they forced 21 turnovers in the win. 


UCLA struggled a little bit in the first half of their first game, but they poured it on in the second half and played great defense. Lafayette was close at halftime, but they fall apart in the second half for the 21-point loss. Lafayette will now have to go to UCLA and play a very solid Bruins team. This spread is pretty big, and for good reason. If the Leopards lost by 21 points to St. Joes, UCLA should be able to win by 30+ points. Take the Bruins here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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