UCLA at Stanford College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Maples Pavilion to play the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 5 point favorites.
UCLA comes into this game with an overall record of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 83.1 points per game while giving up 74.9 per contest. Stanford has an overall record of 6-8. They are averaging 72.9 points per game and surrendering 74.4, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 6-8 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 8-6 against the over/under this year
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-10 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-8 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
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/29/17 G Marcus Sheffield Leg is out indefinitely
Kris Wilkes averages 13.1 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Aaron Holiday averages 18.4 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Michael Humphrey averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Reid Travis averages 20.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 241st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 87th and 163rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 218th, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 156th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in college basketball. UCLA averages 83.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 38th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 102nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 133rd in D-1. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 201st with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinal surrender 74.4 points per contest, which ranks them 230th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 287th in those defensive statistics. They rank 122nd with 12.4 assists allowed per contest, and 104th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinal are 58th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season. Stanford is 223rd in Division 1 with 72.9 points per game this year. They are 181st in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 217th in the nation. They are 91st in college basketball in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 226th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Cardinal are 25th in turnovers per game with 16.0.
The Bruins are 84th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 144th. In terms of pace they are 49th in the country with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 130th. As a team they are 115th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 233rd in Division 1. UCLA is 273rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 108th in the nation.
Stanford is 26th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 168th in the nation. The Cardinal are 251st in the country in offensive rating with 100.7, and their defensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 226th. In terms of pace they are 105th in Division 1 with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 215th. As a team they are 189th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 268th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Stanford +5
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