Washington State Cougars vs UCLA Bruins Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/13/2020
Game: Washington State Cougars vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA -6.5
The Washington State Cougars head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 6.5 point favorites.
Washington State heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 70.5 points per contest while giving up 67.7 per game. UCLA has an overall mark of 13-11. They are averaging 69.4 points per contest and giving up 67.8, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 10-13-1 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 12-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 12-12-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 11-11-2 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
02/10/20 F Aljaz Kunc Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable
01/15/20 G Jaylen Shead Hip is out indefinitely
01/04/20 F Deion James Heart is out for season
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
CJ Elleby comes into this game averaging 19.0 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Isaac Bonton averages 14.4 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Chris Smith scores 12.7 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 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 84%. Jalen Hill averages 9.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State averages 70.5 points per contest, which is 205th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 321st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 260th in the nation. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 277th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 309th with 11.7 per game. The Cougars allow 67.7 points per contest, which is 133rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 282nd and 70th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 270th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 62nd place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 237th in the nation with 69.4 points per contest this season. They are 185th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 258th in the NCAA. They are 101st in D-1 in rebounding with 37.0 boards per contest and 197th in assists per game with 13.0. The Bruins are 163rd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Bruins give up 67.8 points per game, which ranks them 136th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 175th and 339th in those defensive statistics. They rank 47th with 10.8 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 30.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 126th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 98.9, which is ranked 237th. They are 111th in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 309th. As a unit they are 310th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 136th in D-1. Washington State is 326th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 153rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 144th in the country in offensive rating with 103.3. In terms of pace they are 298th in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 238th. As a team they are 206th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 289th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington State +6.5
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