UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/8/2020
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona -14
The UCLA Bruins travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 14 point favorites.
UCLA comes into this game with an overall record of 12-10. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 69.7 points per game while giving up 67.8 per contest. Arizona has an overall record of 15-6. They are averaging 80.0 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 14.1.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 11-12-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 11-10-2 against the over/under
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
01/22/20 F Shareef O'Neal Left Team is out for season
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
02/05/20 C Chase Jeter Back is upgraded to probable Thursday vs USC
Jalen Hill averages 9.9 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Chris Smith comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Nico Mannion averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Zeke Nnaji averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 197th and 332nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 149th in the nation. UCLA averages 69.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 226th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 186th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 286th in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 99th and 189th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 175th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 90th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 106th in those defensive statistics. They rank 147th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 115th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 232nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Arizona is 16th in the country with 80.0 points per game this year. They are 33rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 44th in the nation. They are 73rd in the country in rebounding with 38.2 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 16.1. The Wildcats are 297th in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Bruins have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 135th. They are 299th in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 248th. As a unit they are 214th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 297th in D-1. UCLA is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona is 317th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 111.5, which is ranked 11th. They are 89th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 54th. As a unit they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 263rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona -14
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