UCLA at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 4.5 point favorites.
UCLA heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 86.8 points per contest while giving up 75.1 per game. Michigan has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 75.3 points per game and surrendering 63.3, good for a point differential of 12.0.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 3-5 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 3-6 against the over/under this year
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
12/04/17 G LiAngelo Ball Personal has left team
11/08/17 F Cody Riley Suspension is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Jalen Hill Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kris Wilkes averages 13.1 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%. Aaron Holiday averages 16.5 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Charles Matthews averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Moritz Wagner averages 15.4 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 91st and 243rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 228th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 155th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in college basketball. UCLA averages 86.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 64th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 135th in D-1. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 282nd with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines surrender 63.3 points per contest, which ranks them 37th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 199th and 274th in those defensive statistics. They rank 41st with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 79th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 121st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season. Michigan is 179th in Division 1 with 75.3 points per game this year. They are 74th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 183rd in the nation. They are 298th in college basketball in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game and 73rd in assists per contest with 16.1. The Wolverines are 347th in turnovers per game with 9.2.
The Bruins are 54th in the nation in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 149th. In terms of pace they are 34th in the country with 75.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 100th. As a team they are 117th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 296th in Division 1. UCLA is 326th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 118th in the nation.
Michigan is 345th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 156th in the nation. The Wolverines are 38th in the country in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 123rd. In terms of pace they are 344th in Division 1 with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 49th. As a team they are 85th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan -4.5
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