Sunday, March 6, 2016
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The UCF Knights travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 16.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 135.5.
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The Knights come into this game with an overall record of 12-16 and a road record of 4-8. They are 17-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-16. The Huskies have an overall record of 20-10 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 11-14 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
A.J. Davis comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Knights. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Adonys Henriquez averages 10.2 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for UCF. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Shonn Miller averages 12.8 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
UCF averages 69.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 242nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 191st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 284th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 46th and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 314th with 14.4 per game. The Knights allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 175th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 69th and 60th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 216th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 294th place in the country. They force 9.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in the Division 1.
Connecticut averages 72.5 points per game this year which ranks them 171st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 66th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 153rd and 137th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 50th with 11.3 per game. The Huskies allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 83rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 58th place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in college basketball.
The Knights average 70.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7 per contest. The Knights have an offensive rating of 101 and they assist on 52.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. UCF turns the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.3%. The Knights give up 74.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 76.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 108.8 and 52% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.3%. The Huskies give up 61.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 17-9 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 10-16 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-13 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-14 against the over/under
UCF Knights Injuries
11/27/15 G B.J. Taylor Foot out for season
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take UCF
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