Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 3-7 and a road record of 0-2. They are 4-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-2. The Bruins have an overall record of 12-0 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 7-4 and they are 10-2 against the spread.
Thomas Wilder comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Tucker Haymond averages 13.1 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
TJ Leaf averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bruins. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage currently is at 58%. Isaac Hamilton averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Western Michigan averages 73.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 144th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 154th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 140th in the country. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 285th and 194th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.6 per game. The Broncos allow 81.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 303rd in the nation. They also allow a 52% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 344th and 337th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 15.8 assists per contest which puts them in 288th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 148th in Division 1.
UCLA averages 96.9 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 22.4 and their shooting percentage is 55% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Bruins rank 68th with 12.2 per game. The Bruins allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 210th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 200th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 126th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 130th place in the nation. The Bruins force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in college basketball.
The Broncos average 69.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -14.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.3 per contest. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 102 and they assist on 47.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Western Michigan turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.9%. The Broncos give up 84.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bruins score 103.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 96.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 23.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 30.1 points per game. The Bruins have a rating on offense of 125.7 and 66.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 77.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 64%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 66% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. UCLA turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.6%. The Bruins give up 73.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 4-4 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 6-2 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 10-2 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 7-4 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/12/16 G Joeviair Kennedy Legal problems dismissed from team
11/30/16 G Ryan Wade Knee out for season
UCLA Bruins Injuries
12/16/16 C Thomas Welsh Knee "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/30/16 F Alex Olesinski Foot out indefinitely
11/11/16 G Armani Dodson Shoulder out indefinitely
11/09/16 G Prince Ali Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA
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