California vs UCLA Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/19/2020
Game: California Golden Bears vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA -8
The California Golden Bears head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Sunday, January 19, 2020. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 8 point favorites.
California comes into this game with an overall record of 8-9. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 64.6 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. UCLA has an overall record of 8-9. They are averaging 70.7 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 6-11-0 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 8-7-2 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 7-10-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 8-7-2 against the over/under this year
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
01/16/20 F Jacobi Gordon Undisclosed is questionable
01/10/20 G Juhwan Harris-Dyson Hand is out indefinitely
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
Kareem South averages 10.3 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Matt Bradley comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jalen Hill averages 9.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Chris Smith scores 12.1 points per contest while playing 26.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Bears allow 69.8 points per contest which is 201st in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 138th and 319th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 135th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 145th place in D-1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in Division 1. California averages 64.6 points per contest, which is 313th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 206th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 104th in the nation. They average 33.4 boards per contest and 9.5 assists per game, which ranks them 299th and 344th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 193rd with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins give up 69.0 points per game, which ranks them 183rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 228th and 340th in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 30.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 110th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest. UCLA is 201st in the country with 70.7 points per contest this season. They are 186th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 295th in the country. They are 74th in the nation in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 176th in assists per game with 13.3. The Bruins are 200th in turnovers per contest with 13.3.
The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 95.3, which is ranked 291st. They are 311th in college basketball in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 263rd. As a unit they are 229th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 338th in D-1. California is 109th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 213th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 145th in the country in offensive rating with 103.4. In terms of pace they are 276th in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 255th. As a team they are 246th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 317th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take California +8 and over 131 total points
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