UCLA vs Notre Dame College Basketball Game Picks 12/14/2019
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame -6
The UCLA Bruins head to Purcell Pavilion to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 6 point favorites.
UCLA heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 74.4 points per contest while giving up 65.6 per game. Notre Dame has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 76.1 points per game and surrendering 64.4, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 6-4-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 5-4-1 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-6-0 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
12/13/19 G David Singleton Foot is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Cody Riley comes into this game averaging 11.6 points per contest while playing 23.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 48%. Jalen Hill averages 11.4 points per contest in 24.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
John Mooney scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 13.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 53%. Temple Gibbs averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA averages 74.4 points per contest, which is 127th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 89th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 260th in the nation. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 115th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 228th with 13.0 per game. The Bruins allow 65.6 points per contest, which is 123rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 180th and 299th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 9.3 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 152nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 97th in the nation with 76.1 points per contest this season. They are 247th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 164th in the NCAA. They are 29th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 18.0. The Fighting Irish are 345th in turnovers per contest with 10.1. The Fighting Irish give up 64.4 points per game, which ranks them 97th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 84th and 135th in those defensive statistics. They rank 225th with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 307th with 38.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 189th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Bruins have an offensive rating of 109.3, which is ranked 53rd. They are 273rd in college basketball in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 163rd. As a unit they are 128th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 324th in D-1. UCLA is 235th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 347th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish are 88th in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 162nd in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 189th. As a team they are 194th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 44th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA +6
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