Wichita State Shockers vs UCF Knights Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/13/2020
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs UCF Knights
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: UCF +2.5
The Wichita State Shockers head to Addition Financial Arena to take on the UCF Knights on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 2.5 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 64.5 per game. UCF has an overall mark of 13-10. They are averaging 68.3 points per contest and giving up 66.7, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 9-13-1 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 12-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 12-11-0 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 8-14-1 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
Erik Stevenson comes into this game averaging 11.5 points per contest while playing 25.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Jaime Echenique averages 11.3 points per contest in 22.0 minutes per game. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Collin Smith scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 26.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Ceasar DeJesus averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 72.3 points per contest, which is 143rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 331st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 278th in the nation. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 43rd and 121st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 241st with 12.6 per game. The Shockers allow 64.5 points per contest, which is 57th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 76th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd, and they allow 10.0 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 261st in the nation with 68.3 points per contest this season. They are 237th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 263rd in the NCAA. They are 167th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 153rd in assists per game with 13.4. The Knights are 154th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Knights give up 66.7 points per game, which ranks them 102nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 102nd and 126th in those defensive statistics. They rank 289th with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 221st with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Knights are 207th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 196th. They are 103rd in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 323rd. As a unit they are 317th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 166th in D-1. Wichita State is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 149th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 99.2, which is ranked 235th. They are 215th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 242nd. As a unit they are 248th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 173rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wichita State -2.5
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