BYU vs UCLA Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/25/2019
Game: BYU Cougars vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, HI
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA +1.5
The BYU Cougars travel to Lahaina Civic Center to play the UCLA Bruins on Monday, November 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 1.5 point favorites.
BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-2. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 71.0 points per contest while giving up 68.0 per game. UCLA has an overall mark of 4-1. They are averaging 74.2 points per contest and giving up 65.8, which is a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 2-3-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 3-2-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 2-2-1 against the over/under
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/22/19 F Gavin Baxter Shoulder is questionable
11/05/19 F Yoeli Childs Suspension expected to miss 9 games
11/05/19 G Jesse Wade Knee is out indefinitely
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
TJ Haws averages 12.0 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%. Jake Toolson comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Chris Smith averages 14.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 100%. Jalen Hill averages 15.2 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 68.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 240th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 289th, and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 38th place in the NCAA. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in the nation. BYU averages 71.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 214th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 220th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 91st in D-1. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 266th and 96th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 260th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins surrender 65.8 points per contest, which ranks them 135th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 217th and 302nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 8.8 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 28.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 138th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. UCLA is 151st in the country with 74.2 points per game this year. They are 162nd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 139th in the nation. They are 150th in the country in rebounding with 38.2 boards per game and 159th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Bruins are 215th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Cougars are 235th in the nation in offensive rating with 97.8. In terms of pace they are 189th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 196th. As a team they are 229th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 165th in Division 1. BYU is 254th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 206th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 92nd in the country in offensive rating with 108.2. In terms of pace they are 276th in Division 1 with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 191st. As a team they are 132nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 293rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA +1.5
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