UCLA at California Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 8 point favorites.
UCLA comes into this game with an overall record of 12-12. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 75.8 per contest. California has an overall mark of 5-18. They are averaging 70.0 points per contest and giving up 79.2, which is a point differential of -9.1.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 9-15-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 8-15-0 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 13-10-0 against the over/under
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
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kris Wilkes comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 66%. Jaylen Hands averages 12.4 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Justice Sueing averages 14.9 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Paris Austin averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA averages 78.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 66th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 77th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 205th in the nation. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 64th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 49th with 15.0 per game. The Bruins allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 276th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 66th and 191st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 233rd and they give up 16.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 341st place in Division 1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
California is 263rd in the country with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 220th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 160th in the nation. They are 350th in the NCAA in rebounding with 27.9 boards per game, and 339th in assists per contest with 10.5. The Golden Bears are 318th in turnovers per game with 11.2. The Golden Bears surrender 79.2 points per contest, which ranks them 331st in D-1. Their defense allows a 51% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 351st and 334th in those defensive statistics. They rank 287th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 180th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Bears are 181st in country in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Bruins have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 163rd. They are 23rd in college basketball in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 112th. As a unit they are 166th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 249th in D-1. UCLA is 100th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
California is 295th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Bears are 223rd in the country in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 234th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 257th. As a team they are 198th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 296th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/California college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take California +8
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