Baylor at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The Baylor Bears travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 7 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 73.6 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Arizona has an overall mark of 7-3. They are averaging 78.2 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 2-6-0 against the over/under
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-4-1 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 4-5-1 against the over/under
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
King McClure averages 13.6 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Tristan Clark comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Brandon Williams averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Brandon Randolph averages 17.1 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 36th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 169th, and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 57th place in the NCAA. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in the nation. Baylor averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 206th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 196th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 296th in D-1. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 131st and 250th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 206th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 109th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 154th and 45th in those defensive statistics. They rank 68th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 150th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 255th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Arizona is 105th in the country with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 158th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 211th in the nation. They are 179th in the country in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game and 271st in assists per contest with 12.2. The Wildcats are 292nd in turnovers per game with 11.8.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 140th. They are 269th in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 224th. As a unit they are 229th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in D-1. Baylor is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona is 279th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 107.6, which is ranked 132nd. They are 109th in D-1 in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 167th. As a unit they are 128th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 174th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona -7
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