Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The UCLA Bruins travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 2 point favorites.
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The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 25-3 and a road record of 7-2. They are 14-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-12. The Wildcats have an overall record of 26-3 and a home record of 15-0. They have an over/under record of 13-15 and they are 14-13 against the spread.
TJ Leaf comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Bryce Alford averages 16.2 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for UCLA. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Rawle Alkins averages 11.3 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 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
UCLA averages 92.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.4 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 2nd in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 62nd with 11.8 per game. The Bruins allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 246th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 261st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 273rd in Division 1.
Arizona averages 75.4 points per game this year which ranks them 111th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 43rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 13th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 100th and 122nd respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 50th with 11.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 64 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 124th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 234th in college basketball.
The Bruins average 88.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 11.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20.7 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 122.6 and they assist on 63.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 61%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 63% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. UCLA turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.8%. The Bruins give up 77.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 78 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.4 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 112.7 and 53.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Wildcats give up 62.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 14-14 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 14-12 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 14-13 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 13-15 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/11/16 G Armani Dodson Shoulder out indefinitely
02/24/17 G Lonzo Ball Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Arizona
01/05/17 F Alex Olesinski Foot out for season
01/05/17 G Prince Ali Knee out for season
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona -2
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