San Jose State vs UCLA Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/1/2019
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA -20
The San Jose State Spartans head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Sunday, December 1, 2019. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 20 point favorites.
San Jose State comes into this game with an overall record of 3-4. They currently have a point differential of -10.4 as they are averaging 66.7 points per game while giving up 77.1 per contest. UCLA has an overall mark of 5-3. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 2-4-0 against the spread this season
The San Jose State Spartans are 2-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 5-3-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 3-4-1 against the over/under this year
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
Seneca Knight comes into this game averaging 11.9 points per contest while playing 26.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Richard Washington averages 10.1 points per contest in 23.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 6.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Chris Smith scores 12.0 points per contest while playing 26.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Jalen Hill averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Jose State averages 66.7 points per contest, which is 280th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -10.4 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 305th. From 3-point territory they shoot 25%, which is good for 338th in the nation. They average 38.7 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 104th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 35th with 16.7 per game. The Spartans allow 77.1 points per contest, which is 310th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 295th and 215th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 208th, and they allow 18.9 assists per game which puts them in 344th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 203rd in the nation with 71.3 points per contest this season. They are 133rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 210th in the NCAA. They are 164th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.1 boards per contest and 200th in assists per game with 13.0. The Bruins are 205th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Bruins give up 66.3 points per game, which ranks them 134th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 206th and 286th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 9.1 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 28.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 76th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Spartans have an offensive rating of 88.8, which is ranked 318th. They are 45th in college basketball in pace with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 311th. As a unit they are 316th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 137th in D-1. San Jose State is 51st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 174th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 95th in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 311th in Division 1 with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 191st. As a team they are 161st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 313th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Jose State/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose State +20
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