UCLA at Washington State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Beasley Coliseum to play the Washington State Cougars on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 6 point favorites.
UCLA heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 75.3 per game. Washington State has an overall record of 8-12. They are averaging 77.5 points per game and surrendering 78.0, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 8-12-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 12-7-1 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 Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kris Wilkes comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 65%. Jaylen Hands averages 12.0 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Ahmed Ali averages 7.8 points per game while playing 21.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. CJ Elleby averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 62nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 114th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 218th in the nation. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 56th with 15.1 per game. The Bruins allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 268th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 41st and 103rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 277th and they give up 16.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 337th place in Division 1. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State is 81st in the country with 77.5 points per game this year. They are 91st in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 116th in the nation. They are 307th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game, and 88th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Cougars are 203rd in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Cougars surrender 78.0 points per contest, which ranks them 310th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 321st and 256th in those defensive statistics. They rank 324th with 15.7 assists allowed per contest and 214th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 117th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Bruins have an offensive rating of 103.8, which is ranked 184th. They are 19th in college basketball in pace with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 155th. As a unit they are 217th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in D-1. UCLA is 102nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Washington State is 191st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 102nd in the country in offensive rating with 107.6. In terms of pace they are 90th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 61st. As a team they are 55th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 68th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Washington State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington State +6
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