Free College Basketball Picks Today: Oregon Ducks vs University of California Los Angeles Bruins 2/11/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Oregon Ducks vs University of California Los Angeles Bruins 2/11/23
Sat 11th February 2023

The No. 7 UCLA Bruins (20-4, 11-2 Pac-12), one of the nation’s top scoring defenses, travel to face the Oregon Ducks (15-10, 9-5 Pac-12) on Saturday.

UCLA topped the Oregon State Beavers 62-47 at Gill Coliseum on Thursday, their third win in a row. Amari Bailey had a standout performance with 24 points.

The Bruins are first in the Pac-12 Conference. Oregon won their fourth home game in a row in impressive fashion on Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena, beating the USC Trojans 78-60. N’Faly Dante topped the scoresheet with 17 points.

With 16 points, nine assists, and six rebounds, Will Richardson also impressed. The Ducks remain fourth in the Pac-12 Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

After winning the only prior season meeting against Oregon 65-56 at Pauley Pavilion in December 2022, UCLA will be aiming for a season sweep. Jaylen Clark and Amari Bailey led the Bruins with 14 points apiece, while Jaime Jaquez Jr. played a key role with 12 points. Quincy Guerrier had 15 points in the loss.

The Bruins have been led this season by Jaquez Jr., who is averaging 16.0 points per game. Jaquez Jr. also has grabbed 7.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Tyger Campbell is dishing 4.9 assists.

Richardson (14.1 ppg) and Dante (12.8) have been the primary providers of the Ducks’ offense. Dante also has averaged 7.0 rebounds per game, while Richardson has distributed 5.5 assists per game.

The Bruins are one of the best scoring defenses in the nation, ranking ninth with 59.7 points per game allowed. In the last 10 games, UCLA is 8-2 with an average margin of +10.1 (66.8-56.7).

For the season, the Bruins are averaging 74.1 points per game, compared to 59.7 for opponents. Oregon has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 75.3 points per game on average while allowing 69.3 (+6.0 margin). The Ducks are averaging 71.0 ppg for the full season while allowing 66.9.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Amari Bailey: 15.0 | 11.3 | +3.7
Kenneth Nwuba: 2.0 | 3.5 | -1.5
Points per game:
Tyger Campbell: 9.0 | 12.8 | -3.8
Rebounds per game:
Jaime Jaquez Jr.: 11.2 | 7.9 | +3.3
Assists per game:
Tyger Campbell: 6.6 | 4.9 | +1.7
Jaime Jaquez Jr.: 1.8 | 2.5 | -0.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jermaine Couisnard: 16.2 | 8.5 | +7.7
Kel’el Ware: 7.6 | 11.4 | -3.8
Points per game:
Kel’el Ware: 4.2 | 6.9 | -2.7
Rebounds per game:
N’Faly Dante: 4.6 | 7.0 | -2.4
Assists per game:
Rivaldo Soares: 1.2 | 1.6 | -0.4

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

UCLA -2.5 (-110)

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