UCF at Missouri College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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The UCF Knights travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 1.5 point favorites.
UCF comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 12.0 as they are averaging 74.6 points per game while giving up 62.6 per contest. Missouri has an overall record of 3-3. They are averaging 65.8 points per game and surrendering 67.8, good for a point differential of -2.0.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 6-1-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 3-3-1 against the over/under
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 1-5-0 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Key UCF Knights Injuries
11/12/18 G Dayon Griffin Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
11/27/18 F Adam Wolf Undisclosed is questionable
11/27/18 G K.J. Santos Undisclosed is questionable
10/22/18 F Jontay Porter ACL is out for season
B.J. Taylor comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Aubrey Dawkins averages 15.3 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Mark Smith averages 12.8 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Jordan Geist averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 197th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 70th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 144th in the nation. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 322nd with 11.0 per game. The Knights allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 94th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 256th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 233rd place in Division 1. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 98th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri is 319th in the country with 65.8 points per game this year. They are 250th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They are 218th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 295th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Tigers are 118th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Tigers surrender 67.8 points per contest, which ranks them 102nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 192nd and 276th in those defensive statistics. They rank 155th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 56th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 16th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game.
The Knights are 129th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 266th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 110th. As a team they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 294th in Division 1. UCF is 302nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Missouri is 46th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 272nd in the country in offensive rating with 98.8. In terms of pace they are 328th in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 227th. As a team they are 228th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 181st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCF/Missouri college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Missouri +1.5
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