UCLA at California College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The UCLA Bruins head to Haas Pavilion to take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 7 point favorites.
UCLA heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 84.2 points per contest while giving up 77.0 per game. California has an overall record of 7-8. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 79.7, good for a point differential of -4.5.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 6-9 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 9-6 against the over/under this year
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 5-8 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 7-4 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
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
11/16/17 F Cole Welle Thumb is out indefinitely
Aaron Holiday averages 19.3 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kris Wilkes averages 13.4 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Don Coleman scores 19.1 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Darius McNeill averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA averages 84.2 points per contest this year, which is 30th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 106th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 154th in Division 1. They average 41.3 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 223rd with 12.9 per game. The Bruins allow 77.0 points per contest, which is 284th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 116th and 172nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 265th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 174th place in college basketball. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
California is 172nd in the country with 75.1 points per contest this season. They are 188th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 204th in Division 1. They are 147th in the country in rebounding with 37.0 boards per contest and 332nd in assists per game with 10.9. The Golden Bears are 28th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Golden Bears give up 79.7 points per game, which ranks them 318th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 250th and 283rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 326th with 16.7 dimes allowed per game and 136th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Bears are 132nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Bruins are 85th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 169th. In terms of pace they are 48th in the country with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 131st. As a team they are 119th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 218th in Division 1. UCLA is 300th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 132nd in the nation.
California is 57th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 274th in Division 1. The Golden Bears are 294th in the nation in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 234th. They are 65th in D-1 in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 263rd. As a unit they are 230th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 345th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/California college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCLA -7
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