UCF at Wichita State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/25/2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Charles Koch Arena
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The UCF Knights travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 13.5 point favorites.
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UCF heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 63.6 points per contest while giving up 59.1 per game. Wichita State has an overall mark of 15-4. They are averaging 83.2 points per contest and giving up 69.3, which is a point differential of 13.9.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 9-5 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 2-12 against the over/under this year
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-9 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
01/24/18 F A.J. Davis Ankle is probable Thursday vs Wichita State
01/24/18 G Chance McSpadden Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Wichita State
01/20/18 C Tacko Fall Shoulder is out for season
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
A.J. Davis averages 10.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 69%. Ceasar DeJesus averages 9.1 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Landry Shamet averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Shaquille Morris averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF averages 63.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 342nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 226th. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 326th in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 99th and 327th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 60th with 14.9 per game. The Knights allow 59.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 82nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 98th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 26th in the country with 83.2 points per game this year. They are 33rd in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 13.9. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 31st in college basketball. They are 5th in the nation in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 18.8. The Shockers are 249th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Shockers surrender 69.3 points per contest, which ranks them 109th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 44th and 116th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 10.5 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 65th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season.
The Knights are 6th in the country in defensive rating with 89.2, and their offensive rating of 96 is ranked 322nd. They are 330th in college basketball in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 290th. As a unit they are 303rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 314th in D-1. UCF is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 7th in the country.
Wichita State is 275th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 61st in Division 1. The Shockers are 78th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.1, and their offensive rating of 116.6 is ranked 14th. They are 117th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 27th. As a unit they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCF/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wichita State -13.5
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