Arizona vs UCLA Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA +3
The Arizona Wildcats travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 3 point favorites.
Arizona heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-9. They currently have a point differential of 12.1 as they are averaging 77.1 points per contest while giving up 65.0 per game. UCLA has an overall mark of 18-11. They are averaging 70.1 points per contest and giving up 67.6, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-13-0 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 15-13-1 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 13-13-3 against the over/under
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/22/19 G Devonaire Doutrive Dismissed is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Brandon Williams Knee is out for season
02/27/20 G Josh Green Back is out Saturday vs UCLA
02/27/20 G Max Hazzard Personal is questionable Saturday vs UCLA
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
02/26/20 G Prince Ali Back is questionable
01/22/20 F Shareef O'Neal Left Team is out for season
Nico Mannion averages 13.7 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Zeke Nnaji comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
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 Wildcats allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 31st and 123rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 113th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 109th place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 272nd in the nation. Arizona averages 77.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 38th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 110th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 94th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 78th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins surrender 67.6 points per contest, which ranks them 127th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 183rd and 339th in those defensive statistics. They rank 47th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 30.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 157th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. UCLA is 210th in the country with 70.1 points per game this year. They are 159th 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 233rd in the nation. They are 107th in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 173rd in assists per contest with 13.2. The Bruins are 151st in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Wildcats are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 130th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 95th. As a team they are 70th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 255th in Division 1. Arizona is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 156th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 123rd 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 205th. 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/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA +3
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