Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 9 point favorites.
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The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 8-0. They are 6-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3. The Wildcats have an overall record of 7-0 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 5-2 and they are 6-1 against the spread.
Isaac Hamilton comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. TJ Leaf averages 17.3 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for UCLA. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Malik Monk averages 19.3 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Isaiah Briscoe averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
UCLA averages 97 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 24.1 and their shooting percentage is 55% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 2nd in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 69th with 12.1 per game. The Bruins allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 183rd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 115th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 94th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in Division 1.
Kentucky averages 95.6 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 30.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 233rd in the nation. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 54th with 11.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 65 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 131st and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 39th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 19.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in college basketball.
The Bruins average 85 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 13.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 125 and they assist on 69.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 77.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 64%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 66% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. UCLA turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.8%. The Bruins give up 71.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 97 ppg at home and they have averaged 109 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 37.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 29.4 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 121.6 and 61.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 78.6 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 32% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 39.4%. The Wildcats give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 6-2 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 5-3 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-1 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 5-2 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/30/16 F Alex Olesinski Foot out indefinitely
11/30/16 F Gyorgy Goloman Ankle "?"
11/11/16 G Armani Dodson Shoulder out indefinitely
11/09/16 G Prince Ali Knee out indefinitely
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky -9
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