UCF at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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The UCF Knights travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 10.5 point favorites.
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UCF comes into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 63.7 points per game while giving up 65.4 per contest. Alabama has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 83.0 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 4-2 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 1-5 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Key UCF Knights Injuries
11/14/17 G B.J. Taylor Knee is out indefinitely
11/10/17 C Collin Smith Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Aubrey Dawkins Shoulder is out for season
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Braxton Key Knee is out indefinitely
A.J. Davis averages 10.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 68%. Tacko Fall averages 11 points per game in 21 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 72% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Collin Sexton averages 24.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Dazon Ingram averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF averages 63.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 337th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 309th. Behind the arc they shoot 24%, which is good for 350th in the country. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 9.3 assists per game, which ranks them 66th and 348th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 17.0 per game. The Knights allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 33rd and 212th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 226th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 183rd place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 61st in the country with 83.0 points per game this year. They are 17th in D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 46th in college basketball. They are 139th in the nation in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game, and 152nd in assists per contest with 14.4. The Crimson Tide are 145th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Crimson Tide surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 168th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 84th and 86th in those defensive statistics. They rank 121st with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 211th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 156th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season.
The Knights are 82nd in the country in defensive rating with 93.5, and their offensive rating of 91 is ranked 332nd. They are 240th in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 337th. As a unit they are 328th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 331st in D-1. UCF is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 44th in the country.
Alabama is 151st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 61st in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 120th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.8, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 86th. They are 66th in D-1 in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 22nd. As a unit they are 35th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCF/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -10.5
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