Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wells Fargo Arena
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The UCLA Bruins head to Wells Fargo Arena to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 24-3 and a road record of 6-2. They are 14-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-11. The Sun Devils have an overall record of 13-15 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 17-10 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
TJ Leaf comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 8.7 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 66%. Bryce Alford averages 16.2 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 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 82%.
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Torian Graham averages 18.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Sun Devils. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Tra Holder averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
UCLA averages 92.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the country. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 11.7 per game. The Bruins allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 243rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 58th and 248th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 159th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 116th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in Division 1.
Arizona State averages 79.3 points per game this year which ranks them 43rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 197th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 135th in the nation. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 298th and 222nd respectively. In the turnover department the Sun Devils rank 17th with 10.6 per game. The Sun Devils allow 81.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 332nd in the country. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 327th and 265th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 325th and they give up 18.9 assists per contest which puts them in 349th place in the nation. The Sun Devils force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in college basketball.
The Bruins average 88.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 87.3 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 17.7 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 122.6 and they assist on 62.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.2 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 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.1%. The Bruins give up 77.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Sun Devils score 85.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Sun Devils have a rating on offense of 108.1 and 46.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Arizona State turns it over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 45.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.7%. The Sun Devils give up 79.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 14-13 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 14-11 against the over/under
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 12-13 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 17-10 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/11/16 G Armani Dodson Shoulder out indefinitely
01/05/17 F Alex Olesinski Foot out for season
01/05/17 G Prince Ali Knee out for season
Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
12/22/16 G Sam Cunliffe Personal expected to transfer
02/16/17 F Romello White Academics out for season
02/16/17 F Vitaliy Shibel Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA -10.5
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