The UCLA Bruins (6-1) welcome the Detroit Titans (4-3) to Pauley Pavilion as they attempt to prolong their five-game home winning streak. Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 3, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Detroit Titans at UCLA Bruins ATS Preview
In the Titans last matchup, they lost to the Fort Wayne Mastodons, 91-82. With 31 points on 11-for-15 shooting, Kameron Chatman led Detroit in scoring. Fort Wayne’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Mastodons had more offensive rebounds (11 vs. six), defensive rebounds (29 vs. 28) and total rebounds (40 vs. 34).
The Bruins come in on a high note after defeating the Bakersfield Roadrunners in their last outing, 75-66. UCLA’s Thomas Welsh played a pivotal role with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Bruins had an absurd free throw rate of 0.322 (above their season average of 0.272) and held the Roadrunners to an effective field goal percentage of 0.373 (below their season average of 0.487).
UCLA could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense faces off against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Bruins rank fourth in offensive efficiency, while Detroit ranks 341st in defensive efficiency since last season. ,
Of Detroit’s 5 games with betting action, three have finished over the projected point total, while 3 of UCLA’s 6 games have finished over the O/U total. The Bruins have the superior straight up (SU) record (6-1 vs. 4-3), but the Titans hold the significant advantage against the spread (ATS) (3-2 vs. 2-5).
Detroit Titans at UCLA Bruins ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – UCLA, ATS Winner – UCLA, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Titans rank 106th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Bruins rank 292nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
- Detroit averages 7.2 steals per game, which ranks 61st in the NCAA. UCLA ranks 166th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
- UCLA ranks first in assists per game (20.4) while Detroit ranks 277th in assists allowed per game (15.2).
- The Bruins rank 29th in rebounds per game (39.0) while the Titans rank 288th in rebounds allowed per game (38.4).
- UCLA ranks second in blocks allowed per game (1.8) while Detroit ranks 223rd (3.9).