Cincinnati at UCLA College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2 point favorites.
Cincinnati comes into this game with an overall record of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 21.0 as they are averaging 81.6 points per game while giving up 60.6 per contest. UCLA has an overall mark of 7-2. They are averaging 84.8 points per contest and giving up 75.4, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-6 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 3-6 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
12/04/17 G LiAngelo Ball Personal has left team
11/08/17 F Cody Riley Suspension is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Jalen Hill Suspension is out indefinitely
Jacob Evans averages 14.2 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Gary Clark averages 12.8 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Aaron Holiday averages 17.7 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Thomas Welsh averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 81.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 103rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 96th in the country. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 42nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 161st with 13.8 per game. The Bearcats allow 60.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 133rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 80th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 40th place in college basketball. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 33rd in the country with 84.8 points per game this year. They are 77th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 192nd in college basketball. They are 11th in the nation in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 91st in assists per contest with 15.6. The Bruins are 228th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Bruins surrender 75.4 points per contest, which ranks them 240th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 235th in those defensive statistics. They rank 179th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 192nd with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 49th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season.
The Bearcats are 4th in the country in defensive rating with 83.8, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 59th. They are 129th in college basketball in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 102nd. As a unit they are 109th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in D-1. Cincinnati is 201st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 11th in the country.
UCLA is 297th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 142nd in Division 1. The Bruins are 133rd in the nation in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 92nd. They are 38th in D-1 in pace with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 122nd. As a unit they are 140th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 299th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA +2
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