Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Fifth Third Arena
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The UCF Knights head to Fifth Third Arena to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 12 point favorites.
The Knights come into this game with an overall record of 15-8 and a road record of 2-5. They are 8-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-8. The Bearcats have an overall record of 21-2 and a home record of 14-0. They have an over/under record of 10-9 and they are 11-8 against the spread.
B.J. Taylor comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Knights. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Matt Williams averages 16.3 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for UCF. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Kyle Washington averages 13.7 points per game while playing 23.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bearcats. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Jacob Evans averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
UCF averages 68.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 269th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 162nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 233rd in the country. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 280th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 15.4 per game. The Knights allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 114th place in the country. They force 9.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in Division 1.
Cincinnati averages 77.7 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 35th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 159th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest which ranks them 58th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Bearcats rank 16th with 10.8 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 96th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the nation. The Bearcats force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in college basketball.
The Knights average 65.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 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 -4.7 per contest. The Knights have an offensive rating of 101.2 and they assist on 49.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. UCF turns the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.5%. The Knights give up 66.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bearcats score 86.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 19 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 22.7 points per game. The Bearcats have a rating on offense of 114.5 and 58.5% 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 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cincinnati turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.3%. The Bearcats give up 63.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 8-8 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 10-8 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-8 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-9 against the over/under
UCF Knights Injuries
12/12/16 G Chance McSpadden Knee out indefinitely
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
02/07/17 C Nysier Brooks Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Central Florida
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati -12
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