UCF vs Wichita State predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: UCF Knights vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State -10.5
The UCF Knights travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 10.5 point favorites.
UCF comes into this game with an overall record of 11-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 68.7 points per game while giving up 65.8 per contest. Wichita State has an overall record of 16-3. They are averaging 73.9 points per game and surrendering 62.9, good for a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 9-9-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 6-11-1 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 9-9-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
01/24/20 G Dre Fuller Jr. Groin is questionable Saturday vs Wichita State
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ceasar DeJesus averages 10.7 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Collin Smith comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Jamarius Burton averages 10.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 59%. Erik Stevenson averages 12.5 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knights allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 119th and 106th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 207th, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 285th place in the NCAA. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in the nation. UCF averages 68.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 251st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 228th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 289th in D-1. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 117th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 135th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers surrender 62.9 points per contest, which ranks them 43rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 37th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 9.7 assists allowed per contest, and 188th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 320th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game. Wichita State is 113th in the country with 73.9 points per game this year. They are 313th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 11.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 191st in the nation. They are 34th in the country in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 104th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Shockers are 239th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Knights are 222nd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.7. In terms of pace they are 235th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 239th. As a team they are 261st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 189th in Division 1. UCF is 133rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 299th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 173rd in the country in offensive rating with 101.7. In terms of pace they are 83rd in Division 1 with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 305th. As a team they are 290th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 197th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCF/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wichita State -10.5
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