Friday, May 10, 2017
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The UCLA Bruins head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, May 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 2 point favorites.
The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 28-3 and a road record of 8-2. They are 16-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-15. The Wildcats have an overall record of 27-4 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 13-17 and they are 15-14 against the spread.
Bryce Alford comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. TJ Leaf averages 16.3 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for UCLA. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
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Rawle Alkins averages 11 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
UCLA averages 91.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd 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 311th with 11.4 per game. The Bruins allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 251st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 68th and 239th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 177th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest which puts them in 154th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in Division 1.
Arizona averages 75.2 points per game this year which ranks them 127th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 55th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 25th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 116th and 150th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 309th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 60th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 139th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in college basketball.
The Bruins are 1st in the nation in offensive rating at 122.1. They assist on 63.5% of their shots, which ranks 9th in the country. In terms of pace they average 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 17th among D-1 teams. They are 1st in effective field goal percentage with 60%. As a team they are 1st in the country in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. UCLA turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 52.8% places them 66th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.5%.
The Wildcats are 35th in the nation in offensive rating at 112.5. They assist on 53.1% of their shots, which ranks 159th in the country. In terms of pace they average 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 292nd among D-1 teams. They are 86th in effective field goal percentage with 53%. As a team they are 47th in the country in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 55.2% places them 12th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 34%.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 16-15 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 14-15 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-14 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 13-17 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/11/16 G Armani Dodson Shoulder out indefinitely
03/08/17 F TJ Leaf Ankle probable Thursday vs. USC
01/05/17 F Alex Olesinski Foot out for season
01/05/17 G Prince Ali Knee out for season
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA +2
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