Oregon at UCLA Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The Oregon Ducks head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 2.5 point favorites.
Oregon heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-11. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 69.5 points per contest while giving up 64.6 per game. UCLA has an overall mark of 14-13. They are averaging 77.7 points per contest and giving up 76.1, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The Oregon Ducks are 9-16-0 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 10-16-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 12-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
01/05/19 F Abu Kigab Transferred has left team
01/04/19 C Bol Bol Foot is out for season
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/05/18 F Shareef O'Neal Heart is out for season
11/05/18 G Tyger Campbell ACL is out for season
02/22/19 G Prince Ali Foot is questionable Saturday vs Oregon
Payton Pritchard comes into this game averaging 11.5 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Paul White averages 10.4 points per contest in 25.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kris Wilkes scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Jaylen Hands averages 13.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon averages 69.5 points per contest, which is 265th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 192nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 212th in the nation. They average 34.0 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 261st and 177th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 272nd with 12.1 per game. The Ducks allow 64.6 points per contest, which is 31st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 70th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 121st place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 64th in the nation with 77.7 points per contest this season. They are 107th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 195th in the NCAA. They are 9th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 79th in assists per game with 14.7. The Bruins are 50th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Bruins give up 76.1 points per game, which ranks them 282nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 88th and 165th in those defensive statistics. They rank 343rd with 16.7 dimes allowed per game and 245th with 36.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 62nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Ducks have an offensive rating of 104.3, which is ranked 165th. They are 319th in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 188th. As a unit they are 175th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in D-1. Oregon is 209th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 98th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 176th in the country in offensive rating with 103.8. In terms of pace they are 27th in Division 1 with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 134th. As a team they are 181st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 248th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oregon +2.5
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