Stanford at UCLA NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to T-Mobile Arena to play the UCLA Bruins on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Stanford as 2 point favorites.
Stanford heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 72.8 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. UCLA has an overall record of 16-15. They are averaging 78.4 points per game and surrendering 77.8, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 13-14-3 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 12-19-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
03/11/19 G Daejon Davis Foot is questionable Wednesday vs UCLA
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
03/11/19 C Moses Brown Suspension is questionable Wednesday vs Stanford
03/11/19 G Prince Ali Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Stanford
Kezie Okpala comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Daejon Davis averages 11.8 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kris Wilkes averages 17.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Jaylen Hands averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford averages 72.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 170th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 93rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 300th in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 107th and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 33rd with 15.2 per game. The Cardinal allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 183rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 146th and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 10.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 33rd place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 108th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 48th in the country with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 89th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 139th in the nation. They are 4th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 79th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Bruins are 74th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Bruins surrender 77.8 points per contest, which ranks them 319th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 216th in those defensive statistics. They rank 345th with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 269th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 34th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game.
The Cardinal have an offensive rating of 101.3, which is ranked 245th. They are 71st in college basketball in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 144th. As a unit they are 163rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 222nd in D-1. Stanford is 37th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 159th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 144th in the country in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 30th in Division 1 with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 126th. As a team they are 172nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 251st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Stanford/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCLA +2
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