Belmont at UCLA College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The Belmont Bruins travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 7 point favorites.
Belmont heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.8 as they are averaging 92.6 points per contest while giving up 76.9 per game. UCLA has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 81.6 points per game and surrendering 70.7, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Belmont Bruins are 5-2-0 against the over/under
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 4-5-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Key Belmont Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/05/18 F Alex Olesinski Foot is out indefinitely
11/05/18 F Shareef O'Neal Heart is out for season
11/05/18 G Tyger Campbell ACL is out for season
Nick Muszynski averages 15.6 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Dylan Windler comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Jaylen Hands averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Kris Wilkes averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 277th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 121st and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 253rd, and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 222nd place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 206th in the nation. Belmont averages 92.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 86th in D-1. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins surrender 70.7 points per contest, which ranks them 160th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 124th in those defensive statistics. They rank 251st with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 250th with 36.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 20th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per game. UCLA is 54th in the country with 81.6 points per game this year. They are 128th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 134th in the nation. They are 6th in the country in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game and 94th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Bruins are 245th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Bruins are 32nd in the nation in offensive rating with 114.2. In terms of pace they are 8th in the country with 79.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 19th. As a team they are 35th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 149th in Division 1. Belmont is 293rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 286th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 102nd in the country in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they are 56th in Division 1 with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 151st. As a team they are 188th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 285th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Belmont/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA -7
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