Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Beasley Coliseum to play the Washington State Cougars on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 15 point favorites.
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The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 19-3 and a road record of 4-2. They are 12-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-8. The Cougars have an overall record of 11-10 and a home record of 7-4. They have an over/under record of 8-9 and they are 8-9 against the spread.
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Bryce Alford comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. TJ Leaf averages 16.3 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for UCLA. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Josh Hawkinson averages 16 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 10 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Ike Iroegbu averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
UCLA averages 92.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.3 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 1st in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 35th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 68th with 12.1 per game. The Bruins allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 266th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 255th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 196th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 141st place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in Division 1.
Washington State averages 70.2 points per game this year which ranks them 235th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 114th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 181st in the nation. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 308th and 148th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 67th with 12.1 per game. The Cougars allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 238th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 210th and 259th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 224th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 236th place in the nation. The Cougars force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in college basketball.
The Bruins average 86.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 87.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 121.7 and they assist on 65.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.8 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 39% of their shots. UCLA turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.9%. The Bruins give up 78.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 86.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 69.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.3 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 -3.6 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 100.9 and 54.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Washington State turns it over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 18.5%. The Cougars give up 73.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 12-10 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 12-8 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 8-9 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 8-9 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
Washington State Cougars Injuries
12/13/16 F Derrien King Personal expected to transfer
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA -15
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