Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCF as 5 point favorites.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 11-12 and a road record of 2-6. They are 7-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Knights have an overall record of 15-9 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 10-9 and they are 9-8 against the spread.
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.2 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Tacko Fall averages 12.4 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest this year for the Knights. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 76% and his free throw percentage currently is at 47%. Matt Williams averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Connecticut averages 66.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 292nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 241st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 200th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 84th and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 12.7 per game. The Huskies allow 65 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 179th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 114th place in the country. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in Division 1.
UCF averages 67.9 points per game this year which ranks them 277th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 177th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 251st in the nation. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 290th respectively. In the turnover department the Knights rank 329th with 15.5 per game. The Knights allow 61 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 138th place in the nation. The Knights force 9.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 351st in college basketball.
The Huskies average 65.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 102.2 and they assist on 58% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.8 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 35% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.9%. The Huskies give up 69.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Knights score 71.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.5 points per game. The Knights have a rating on offense of 100.5 and 49.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. UCF turns it over an average of 19.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.2%. The Knights give up 56.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-13 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-9 against the over/under
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 9-8 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 10-9 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
UCF Knights Injuries
12/12/16 G Chance McSpadden Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take UCF -5
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