Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 16-2 and a road record of 3-0. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Bruins have an overall record of 18-1 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 10-7 and they are 11-8 against the spread.
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Dusan Ristic averages 12.2 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Arizona. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Bryce Alford averages 17.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bruins. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. TJ Leaf averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Arizona averages 75.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 107th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 28th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 89th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 86th with 12.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 70th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in Division 1.
UCLA averages 92.9 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.6 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 2nd in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 38th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Bruins rank 64th with 12.1 per game. The Bruins allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 236th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 79th and 239th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 176th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 116th place in the nation. The Bruins force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 111.3 and they assist on 54.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34%. The Wildcats give up 62.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bruins score 97.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 92 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 24.9 points per game. The Bruins have a rating on offense of 122.7 and 64.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 75.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 62%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 64% 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 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Bruins give up 72.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-7 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-8 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 11-8 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 10-7 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/05/16 G Allonzo Trier Eligibility out indefinitely
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/11/16 G Armani Dodson Shoulder out indefinitely
01/05/17 F Alex Olesinski Foot out for season
01/05/17 G Prince Ali Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA
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