UCLA at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Parlay 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
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The UCLA Bruins head to Sprint Center to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 1.5 point favorites.
UCLA heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 12.0 as they are averaging 88.3 points per contest while giving up 76.3 per game. Creighton has an overall record of 3-0. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 78.7, good for a point differential of 19.0.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 0-3 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 2-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 2-0 against the over/under this year
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
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/19/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is "?" Monday vs. UCLA
11/19/17 F Toby Hegner Ankle left last game, is "?" Monday vs. UCLA
Jaylen Hands averages 15.3 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%. Kris Wilkes averages 17.3 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Khyri Thomas averages 17.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 100%. Marcus Foster scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 1.3 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 76.3 points per contest which is 241st in Division 1. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 324th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 203rd, and they allow 14.7 assists per game which puts them in 250th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 108th in the nation. UCLA averages 88.3 points per contest this year, which is 52nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 87th. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 57th in college basketball. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 16.7 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 164th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays give up 78.7 points per game, which ranks them 266th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 167th and 187th in those defensive statistics. They rank 283rd with 15.7 dimes allowed per game and 67th with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bluejays are 53rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year. Creighton is 16th in Division 1 with 97.7 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the country in shooting at 55%, while their average scoring margin is 19.0. They shoot 43% from beyond the arc, which is good for 37th in D-1. They are 112th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 42nd in assists per game with 19.0. The Bluejays are 211th in turnovers per contest with 13.0.
The Bruins are 168th in the country in defensive rating with 98.3, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 86th. They are 116th in college basketball in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 99th. As a unit they are 137th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 295th in D-1. UCLA is 237th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 174th in the country.
Creighton is 245th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 182nd in the nation. The Bluejays are 20th in the country in offensive rating with 125.2, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 204th. In terms of pace they are 37th in Division 1 with 77.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 64% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 66% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 151st in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take UCLA +1.5 and under 169 total points
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