Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The California Golden Bears travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
The Golden Bears come into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They are 5-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-7. The Bruins have an overall record of 14-1 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 8-6 and they are 10-5 against the spread.
Ivan Rabb comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Bears. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Charlie Moore averages 15.4 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game for California. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
TJ Leaf averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bruins. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Bryce Alford averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
California averages 70.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 209th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 142nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 224th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 170th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 118th with 12.8 per game. The Golden Bears allow 60.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 41st and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 319th in Division 1.
UCLA averages 93.9 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 19.6 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 40 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 32nd and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Bruins rank 85th with 12.3 per game. The Bruins allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 211th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 72nd and 233rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 127th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 123rd place in the nation. The Bruins force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in college basketball.
The Golden Bears average 61.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 103 and they assist on 54% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. California turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.2%. The Golden Bears give up 62.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bruins score 100.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 28.1 points per game. The Bruins have a rating on offense of 123.5 and 66.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 76 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 63%. 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 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.1%. The Bruins give up 72.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 5-9 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 7-7 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 10-5 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 8-6 against the over/under
California Golden Bears Injuries
11/28/16 C Kameron Rooks Knee out indefinitely
UCLA Bruins Injuries
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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