Stanford at UCLA College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 7 point favorites.
Stanford heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 71.9 per game. UCLA has an overall record of 7-6. They are averaging 76.5 points per game and surrendering 73.5, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 5-4-3 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 4-9-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key Stanford Cardinal 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
Kezie Okpala comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Daejon Davis averages 11.8 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Kris Wilkes averages 17.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Moses Brown averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 38%.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 203rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 171st and 261st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 41st with 15.7 per game. The Cardinal allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 198th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 154th and 36th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 240th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 126th in the country with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 171st in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 220th in the nation. They are 10th in the NCAA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 115th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Bruins are 153rd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Bruins surrender 73.5 points per contest, which ranks them 226th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 191st in those defensive statistics. They rank 324th with 16.1 assists allowed per contest and 271st with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 9th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per game.
The Cardinal have an offensive rating of 100, which is ranked 260th. They are 106th in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 205th. As a unit they are 209th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 157th in D-1. Stanford is 51st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 192nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 182nd in the country in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 70th in Division 1 with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 195th. As a team they are 236th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 232nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Stanford/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA -7
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