Utah at UCLA College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/11/2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
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The Utah Utes head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 6 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 76.2 points per contest while giving up 69.4 per game. UCLA has an overall mark of 12-4. They are averaging 85.6 points per contest and giving up 77.4, which is a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 7-5 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 4-9 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 7-9 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 10-6 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
12/02/17 F Chris Seeley Illness is out indefinitely
01/10/18 F Donnie Tillman Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs UCLA
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
David Collette averages 13.8 points per contest while playing 22.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Justin Bibbins averages 13.5 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Aaron Holiday scores 19.4 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 5.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Kris Wilkes averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 76.2 points per contest this year, which is 140th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 136th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 109th in Division 1. They average 34.7 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 243rd and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 259th with 12.5 per game. The Utes allow 69.4 points per contest, which is 106th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 31st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 34th place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 21st in the country with 85.6 points per contest this season. They are 79th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 85th in Division 1. They are 19th in the country in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 90th in assists per game with 15.4. The Bruins are 221st in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Bruins give up 77.4 points per game, which ranks them 292nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 109th and 182nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 179th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 268th with 37.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 50th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Utes are 112th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 98.3 is ranked 121st. In terms of pace they are 188th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 82nd. As a team they are 47th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 35th in Division 1. Utah is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 62nd in the nation.
UCLA is 303rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 121st in Division 1. The Bruins are 174th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.1, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 63rd. They are 47th in D-1 in pace with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 87th. As a unit they are 79th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +6
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