UCLA at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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The UCLA Bruins travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 8 point favorites.
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UCLA heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 82.9 points per contest while giving up 75.8 per game. Arizona has an overall mark of 19-5. They are averaging 82.2 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 11-12 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 13-10 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 7-15 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 14-8 against the over/under this year
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
02/07/18 C Ikenna Okwarabizie Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Arizona
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kris Wilkes averages 13.8 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Aaron Holiday averages 19.2 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
DeAndre Ayton averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Allonzo Trier averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 267th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 89th and 178th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 256th, and they give up 14.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 247th place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in college basketball. UCLA averages 82.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 79th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 67th in D-1. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 262nd with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 162nd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 152nd and 276th in those defensive statistics. They rank 125th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 29.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 72nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season. Arizona is 32nd in Division 1 with 82.2 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the nation. They are 179th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 51st in assists per contest with 16.0. The Wildcats are 271st in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Bruins are 41st in the nation in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 209th. In terms of pace they are 74th in the country with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 71st. As a team they are 61st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 154th in Division 1. UCLA is 303rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 108th in the nation.
Arizona is 249th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 134th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 195th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 117.4 is ranked 8th. They are 198th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 12th. As a unit they are 9th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 288th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona -8
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