Sunday, February 14, 2016
Wells Fargo Arena
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Arizona State Sun Devils on Sunday, February 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arizona State as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 13-11 and a road record of 2-5. They are 9-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-9. The Sun Devils have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 10-4. They have an over/under record of 15-9 and they are 12-11 against the spread.
Bryce Alford comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Isaac Hamilton averages 16.6 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for UCLA. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Tra Holder averages 15.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sun Devils. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Gerry Blakes averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
UCLA averages 79.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 39th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 81st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 139th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 163rd with 12.8 per game. The Bruins allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 282nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 99th and 121st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 231st and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 243rd place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in the Division 1.
Arizona State averages 76 points per game this year which ranks them 98th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 232nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 225th in the nation. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 86th and 185th respectively. In the turnover department the Sun Devils rank 115th with 12.2 per game. The Sun Devils allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 198th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 256th and 145th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 286th place in the nation. The Sun Devils force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in college basketball.
The Bruins average 75.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 107.8 and they assist on 54.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. UCLA turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.6%. The Bruins give up 82.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Sun Devils score 79.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.4 points per game. The Sun Devils have a rating on offense of 106.6 and 50.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Arizona State turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.7%. The Sun Devils give up 72 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 9-15 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 15-9 against the over/under
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 12-11 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 15-9 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
11/10/15 F Andre Adams Knee out for season
02/02/16 G Maurice O'Field Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA
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