UCF at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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The UCF Knights head to Gampel Pavilion to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 1 point favorites.
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UCF heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 65.4 points per contest while giving up 58.9 per game. Connecticut has an overall record of 8-7. They are averaging 70.7 points per game and surrendering 73.6, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 9-2 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 1-10 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-8 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-5 against the over/under this year
Key UCF Knights Injuries
11/10/17 C Collin Smith Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Aubrey Dawkins Shoulder is out for season
01/09/18 G B.J. Taylor Knee is downgraded to OUT 2-3 weeks
01/09/18 G Chance McSpadden Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Connecticut
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/23/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is out for season
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
01/08/18 F Eric Cobb Suspension is out indefinitely
A.J. Davis averages 11.4 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Tacko Fall averages 11.6 points per contest in 21.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 77% for the season while his free throw percentage is 47%.
Jalen Adams scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 38.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Terry Larrier averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF averages 65.4 points per contest this year, which is 332nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 194th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 318th in Division 1. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 11.4 assists per game, which ranks them 77th and 321st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 49th with 15.3 per game. The Knights allow 58.9 points per contest, which is 3rd in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 98th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 76th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 93rd place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 152nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 267th in the country with 70.7 points per contest this season. They are 331st in the nation in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 333rd in Division 1. They are 104th in the country in rebounding with 37.9 boards per contest and 350th in assists per game with 9.7. The Huskies are 194th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Huskies give up 73.6 points per game, which ranks them 213th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 141st and 289th in those defensive statistics. They rank 173rd with 13.3 dimes allowed per game and 274th with 37.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 203rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Knights are 7th in the country in defensive rating with 87.5, and their offensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 308th. They are 315th in college basketball in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 258th. As a unit they are 272nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 317th in D-1. UCF is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 9th in the country.
Connecticut is 236th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 203rd in Division 1. The Huskies are 193rd in the nation in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 296th. They are 223rd in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 336th. As a unit they are 323rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 251st in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCF/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UCF -1
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