Utah at UCLA College Basketball Game Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Utah Utes head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 5 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-10. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 75.0 points per contest while giving up 73.3 per game. UCLA has an overall mark of 12-11. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest and giving up 75.0, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 10-12-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 13-8-1 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 9-14-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 10-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Sedrick Barefield comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Timmy Allen averages 11.1 points per contest in 27.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kris Wilkes scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Jaylen Hands averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 75.0 points per contest, which is 128th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 68th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 38th in the nation. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 162nd and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 111th with 14.0 per game. The Utes allow 73.3 points per contest, which is 227th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 247th and 241st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 36th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 170th place in the country. They force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 73rd in the nation with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 92nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 223rd in the NCAA. They are 6th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 77th in assists per game with 15.0. The Bruins are 46th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Bruins give up 75.0 points per game, which ranks them 261st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 59th and 173rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 337th with 16.1 dimes allowed per game and 231st with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 56th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Utes are 58th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.4. In terms of pace they are 286th in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 26th. As a team they are 27th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Utah is 69th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 90th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 178th in the country in offensive rating with 103.7. In terms of pace they are 25th in Division 1 with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 138th. As a team they are 196th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 247th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +5
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