Saturday, January 14, 2017
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
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The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 16-1 and a road record of 2-1. They are 10-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Utes have an overall record of 11-4 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 7-6 and they are 6-6 against the spread.
TJ Leaf comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Bryce Alford averages 16.8 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for UCLA. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Lorenzo Bonam averages 12.4 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Utes. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Kyle Kuzma averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
UCLA averages 92.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 1st in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 81st with 12.4 per game. The Bruins allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 211th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 232nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 177th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in Division 1.
Utah averages 78.8 points per game this year which ranks them 52nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 216th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per contest which ranks them 105th and 62nd respectively. In the turnover department the Utes rank 264th with 14.5 per game. The Utes allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 99th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 115th and 277th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 43rd place in the nation. The Utes force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in college basketball.
The Bruins average 85.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 122.2 and they assist on 66.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 62%. 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 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.5%. The Bruins give up 76 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Utes score 83.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.4 points per game. The Utes have a rating on offense of 110.7 and 52.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Utah turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.4%. The Utes give up 67.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 10-7 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 9-7 against the over/under
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 6-6 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 7-6 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
Utah Utes Injuries
12/16/16 G Tim Coleman Personal expected to transfer
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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