Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 9-11 and a road record of 0-4. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-8. The Bruins have an overall record of 12-9 and a home record of 9-3. They have an over/under record of 14-7 and they are 7-14 against the spread.
Josh Hawkinson comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Ike Iroegbu averages 14.8 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Washington State. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Bryce Alford averages 17.2 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Bruins. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Isaac Hamilton averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Washington State averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 99th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 84th in the country. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 260th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 244th with 13.5 per game. The Cougars allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 271st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 188th and 180th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 113th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 66th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 273rd in the Division 1.
UCLA averages 80 points per game this year which ranks them 35th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 61st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 95th in the nation. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 53rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bruins rank 166th with 12.8 per game. The Bruins allow 78.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 289th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 119th and 137th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37 rebounds a game which ranks 219th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 246th place in the nation. The Bruins force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 69.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 104.9 and they assist on 50.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Washington State turns the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.2%. The Cougars give up 77.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bruins score 81.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.3 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 6.8 points per game. The Bruins have a rating on offense of 109 and 53.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. UCLA turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.4%. The Bruins give up 74.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 9-10 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 11-8 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 7-14 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 14-7 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Injuries
01/29/16 C Valentine Izundu Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
UCLA Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Washington State
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