UC Irvine at UCLA College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/26/2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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The UC Irvine Anteaters head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 16.5 point favorites.
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UC Irvine comes into this game with an overall record of 3-4. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 74.3 per contest. UCLA has an overall mark of 4-1. They are averaging 85.2 points per contest and giving up 79.8, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable UC Irvine Anteaters Betting Trends
The UC Irvine Anteaters are 1-5 against the spread this season
The UC Irvine Anteaters are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 1-4 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Key UC Irvine Anteaters Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/08/17 F Cody Riley Suspension is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Jalen Hill Suspension is out indefinitely
11/08/17 G LiAngelo Ball Suspension is out indefinitely
Tommy Rutherford averages 11.3 points per contest while playing 21.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 60%. Evan Leonard averages 10.8 points per contest in 25.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Aaron Holiday scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 5.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Kris Wilkes averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
UC Irvine averages 72.8 points per contest this year, which is 228th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 220th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 186th in Division 1. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 36th and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 102nd with 15.2 per game. The Anteaters allow 74.3 points per contest, which is 214th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 327th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 191st, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 221st place in college basketball. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 61st in the country with 85.2 points per contest this season. They are 81st in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 67th in Division 1. They are 79th in the country in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 96th in assists per game with 16.0. The Bruins are 192nd in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Bruins give up 79.8 points per game, which ranks them 288th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 217th and 268th in those defensive statistics. They rank 199th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 194th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 53rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Anteaters are 250th in the country in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 213th. They are 230th in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 235th. As a unit they are 267th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 243rd in D-1. UC Irvine is 118th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 138th in the country.
UCLA is 244th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 228th in Division 1. The Bruins are 229th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.1, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 115th. They are 63rd in D-1 in pace with 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 99th. As a unit they are 120th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 287th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UC Irvine/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UC Irvine +16.5
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