UCLA vs. St. Francis-Pennsylvania - 11/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash (1-1) at UCLA Bruins (2-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash and UCLA Bruins meet Friday in the college basketball Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at the Pauley Pavilion.
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash look for a statement road win to get a game above a .500 record. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are averaging 73.5 points on 37.9 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Keith Braxton is averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds while Jamaal King is averaging 17.5 points and two assists. Andre Wolford is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Thompson is grabbing six rebounds. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are allowing 23.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The UCLA Bruins look for another home victory to get off to a quick 3-0 start to the season. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 93.5 points on 52.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Kris Wilkes is averaging 22 points and three assists while Moses Brown is averaging 18 points and 13.5 rebounds. Jaylen Hands is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Smith is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 57.4 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have won seven straight home games.
The Red Flash are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Bruins are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 home games and 4-1 in Bruins last 5 non-conference games.
The UCLA Bruins are on fire offensively and should be able to get whatever they want against a St. Francis (PA) Red Flash club that isn't used to playing these type of teams and hasn't really faced anybody yet this season. UCLA has also been solid against the number at home. This feels like one of those games where UCLA expands its lead in the second half and never looks back. I'll take the Bruins in a home blowout.