Utah vs UCLA Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/2/2020
Game: Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA -3
The Utah Utes head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 3 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 74.2 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. UCLA has an overall mark of 11-10. They are averaging 69.6 points per contest and giving up 68.3, which is a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 11-9-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 10-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 10-11-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 10-9-2 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
01/31/20 F Both Gach Knee is questionable
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
Rylan Jones averages 11.1 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Timmy Allen comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Jalen Hill averages 9.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Chris Smith scores 13.0 points per contest while playing 26.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes allow 71.2 points per contest which is 230th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 216th and 285th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 90th, and they allow 13.7 assists per game which puts them in 255th place in D-1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 57th in Division 1. Utah averages 74.2 points per contest, which is 107th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 84th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 203rd in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 105th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 175th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 157th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 209th and 336th in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 10.4 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 30.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 145th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest. UCLA is 230th in the country with 69.6 points per contest this season. They are 199th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 298th in the country. They are 102nd in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per contest and 198th in assists per game with 13.0. The Bruins are 160th in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Utes are 83rd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.2. In terms of pace they are 199th in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 90th. As a team they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 130th in Division 1. Utah is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 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 143rd in the country in offensive rating with 103.2. In terms of pace they are 295th in Division 1 with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 259th. As a team they are 231st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 295th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Utah +3 and over 140.5 total points
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