UCLA at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The UCLA Bruins travel to T-Mobile Arena to play the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 4 point favorites.
UCLA comes into this game with an overall record of 20-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.0 as they are averaging 82.2 points per game while giving up 76.2 per contest. Arizona has an overall mark of 24-7. They are averaging 81.1 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable 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
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-19 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-14 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
03/06/18 G Jaylen Hands Ankle is questionable
02/10/18 C Ikenna Okwarabizie Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
03/06/18 F Ira Lee Concussion is questionable
Aaron Holiday averages 20.1 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kris Wilkes averages 14 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
DeAndre Ayton averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Allonzo Trier averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA averages 82.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 95th. Behind the arc they shoot 39%, which is good for 36th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 79th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 255th with 12.1 per game. The Bruins allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 274th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 89th and 186th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 247th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 240th place in college basketball. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 40th in the country with 81.1 points per game this year. They are 3rd in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 41st in college basketball. They are 122nd in the nation in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 59th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Wildcats are 215th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Wildcats surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 161st in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 128th and 258th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 29.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 72nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Bruins are 41st in the nation in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 221st. In terms of pace they are 76th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 70th. As a team they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 121st in Division 1. UCLA is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 117th in the nation.
Arizona is 198th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 124th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 190th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 11th. They are 215th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 14th. 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 300th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -4
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