Arizona State vs UCLA Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/27/2020
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA -2.5
The Arizona State Sun Devils travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 2.5 point favorites.
Arizona State heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 73.7 points per contest while giving up 69.4 per game. UCLA has an overall mark of 17-11. They are averaging 69.9 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 15-13-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 12-13-3 against the over/under
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
02/13/20 F Taeshon Cherry Foot is out indefinitely
01/15/20 F Andre Allen Hip is out indefinitely
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
02/22/20 G Prince Ali Back is "?"
01/22/20 F Shareef O'Neal Left Team is out for season
Alonzo Verge Jr. averages 14.6 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Remy Martin comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Jalen Hill averages 9.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Chris Smith averages 13.2 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sun Devils allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 178th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 161st and 161st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 292nd, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 160th place in the NCAA. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 326th in the nation. Arizona State averages 73.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 201st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 234th in D-1. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 125th and 313th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 166th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 126th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 178th and 334th in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 10.9 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 153rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. UCLA is 212th in the country with 69.9 points per game this year. They are 153rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 247th in the nation. They are 109th in the country in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game and 179th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Bruins are 167th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Sun Devils have an offensive rating of 100.1, which is ranked 202nd. They are 28th in college basketball in pace with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 221st. As a unit they are 232nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 213th in D-1. Arizona State is 221st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 158th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 125th in the country in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 302nd in Division 1 with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 204th. As a team they are 184th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 281st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Arizona State/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA -2.5
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