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Washington vs UCLA Basketball Picks 2-29-24

UCLA Bruins (14-13) vs. Washington Huskies (15-13)
February 29, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Huskies -3; Over/Under: +138.5
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The UCLA Bruins and Washington Huskies face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion. UCLA is Struggling, Washington is looking to bounce back, but someone has to come out on top. Let’s take a look at a free betting pick. 

UCLA is Struggling Again

UCLA is suddenly struggling again and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against USC, UCLA only scored 56 points and they lost by six points. In the second half the offense only scored 22 points. Adem Bona was the to player for UCLA, putting up 14 points and three rebounds. UCLA is averaging 65.9 points while the defense is giving up 64 points per game. The defense is ranked 16th in college basketball. Sebastian Mack is averaging 13.1 points while shooting 39.4 percent from the field. The 65.9 points UCLA has averaged, needs to be better. 

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Can Washington Bounce Back?

Washington had been playing well, but they are coming off a loss in the last game against Arizona. Washington scored only 75 points but even worse was the defense giving up 91 points. Washington only shot 38.2 percent from the field and 30 percent from behind the three point line. Washington is averaging 80.8 points while their defense is giving up 77.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 32nd, and the offense is going to be important in this game. Keion Brooks Jr has been the top player for the Huskies averaging 21 points while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

UCLA vs Washington Betting Prediction

UCLA is suddenly struggling, and it’s not going to get any easier here. Washington is averaging 80.8 points and they are going to score plenty here. UCLA only scored 56 points in the last game, and although they might score more than that here, they aren’t going to have the best offensive game here. UCLA won’t score enough to keep up and Washington is going to get the job done. Back Washington against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Washington -3

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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