Loyola Marymount at UCLA College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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The Loyola Marymount Lions travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 10.5 point favorites.
Loyola Marymount heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-0. They currently have a point differential of 18.3 as they are averaging 74.8 points per contest while giving up 56.5 per game. UCLA has an overall record of 5-2. They are averaging 83.9 points per game and surrendering 73.7, good for a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 1-5-0 against the over/under
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 3-4-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Loyola Marymount Lions 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
James Batemon comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Mattias Markusson averages 11.1 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kris Wilkes averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Moses Brown averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 44%.
Useful Team Statistics
Loyola Marymount averages 74.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 18.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 122nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 182nd in the nation. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 80th with 15.1 per game. The Lions allow 56.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 37th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 144th place in Division 1. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 39th in the country with 83.9 points per game this year. They are 67th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 85th in the nation. They are 8th in the NCAA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 110th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Bruins are 227th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Bruins surrender 73.7 points per contest, which ranks them 231st in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 194th in those defensive statistics. They rank 301st with 15.3 assists allowed per contest and 197th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 49th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Lions are 122nd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7. In terms of pace they are 281st in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 182nd. As a team they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 301st in Division 1. Loyola Marymount is 60th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 272nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 100th in the country in offensive rating with 110.1. In terms of pace they are 37th in Division 1 with 76.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 90th. As a team they are 133rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 293rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Loyola Marymount/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCLA -10.5
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