Friday, February 12, 2016
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The UCLA Bruins travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, February 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 13-10 and a road record of 2-4. They are 8-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-9. The Wildcats have an overall record of 19-5 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 15-9 and they are 14-10 against the spread.
Bryce Alford comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 36.7 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 86%. Isaac Hamilton averages 16.3 points per game in 34.7 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 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Ryan Anderson averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Gabe York averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
UCLA averages 79.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 38th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 81st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 128th in the country. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 173rd with 12.8 per game. The Bruins allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 279th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 103rd and 126th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 219th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 250th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in the Division 1.
Arizona averages 81.2 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 40th in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 71st respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 240th with 13.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 78th and 51st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in college basketball.
The Bruins average 76 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 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 4 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 108.1 and they assist on 54.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.2 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 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.1%. The Bruins give up 82.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 84.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21.2 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 113.2 and 53% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.8%. The Wildcats give up 63 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 8-15 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 14-9 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 14-10 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-9 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Injuries
02/11/16 F Alex Olesinski Ankle probable Friday vs. Arizona
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
01/28/16 G Elliott Pitts Personal out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA
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