California at UCLA College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The California Golden Bears head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 13 point favorites.
California comes into this game with an overall record of 5-8. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 73.0 points per game while giving up 78.2 per contest. UCLA has an overall record of 8-6. They are averaging 77.6 points per game and surrendering 73.3, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 5-8-0 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 8-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 5-9-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 6-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/05/18 F Alex Olesinski Foot is out indefinitely
11/05/18 F Shareef O'Neal Heart is out for season
11/05/18 G Tyger Campbell ACL is out for season
Paris Austin comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Justice Sueing averages 13.7 points per contest in 33.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kris Wilkes scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Moses Brown averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.9 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 37%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 73.0 points per contest, which is 211th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 120th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 45th in the nation. They average 28.2 boards per contest and 11.1 assists per game, which ranks them 350th and 324th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 326th with 11.1 per game. The Golden Bears allow 78.2 points per contest, which is 306th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 341st and 332nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 130th, and they allow 14.7 assists per game which puts them in 276th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 93rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 103rd in the nation with 77.6 points per contest this season. They are 146th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 228th in the NCAA. They are 11th in D-1 in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 109th in assists per game with 14.9. The Bruins are 163rd in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Bruins give up 73.3 points per game, which ranks them 221st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 52nd and 200th in those defensive statistics. They rank 318th with 15.7 dimes allowed per game and 263rd with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 9th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.6 per contest this year.
The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 108th. They are 304th in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 130th. As a unit they are 75th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in D-1. California is 285th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 219th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 161st in the country in offensive rating with 105.3. In terms of pace they are 67th in Division 1 with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 184th. As a team they are 226th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 242nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's California/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take California +13
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