Stanford at UCLA College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to T-Mobile Arena to play the UCLA Bruins on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 2 point favorites.
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Stanford comes into this game with an overall record of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 75.8 points per game while giving up 74.9 per contest. UCLA has an overall mark of 20-10. They are averaging 82.2 points per contest and giving up 76.2, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 16-15 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 14-15 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 17-12 against the over/under this year
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/29/17 G Marcus Sheffield Leg is out indefinitely
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
12/22/17 F Cody Riley Suspension is out for season
12/04/17 G LiAngelo Ball Left Team is out for season
11/08/17 F Jalen Hill Suspension is out for season
03/06/18 G Jaylen Hands Ankle is questionable Thursday vs
02/10/18 C Ikenna Okwarabizie Concussion is out indefinitely
Reid Travis averages 19.6 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 68%. Daejon Davis averages 10.6 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Aaron Holiday averages 20.1 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kris Wilkes averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford averages 75.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 116th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 86th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 74th in the country. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 64th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 34th with 14.8 per game. The Cardinal allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 242nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 198th and 214th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 165th place in college basketball. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 81st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 26th in the country with 82.2 points per game this year. They are 95th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in college basketball. They are 26th in the nation in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 79th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Bruins are 255th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Bruins surrender 76.2 points per contest, which ranks them 275th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 87th and 182nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 242nd with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 249th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 23rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.8 per game this season.
The Cardinal are 210th in the country in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 173rd. They are 74th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 128th. As a unit they are 121st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 311th in D-1. Stanford is 54th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 174th in the country.
UCLA is 309th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 116th in Division 1. The Bruins are 224th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 40th. They are 75th in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 71st. As a unit they are 66th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 121st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Stanford/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA -2
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