CBS Sports Classic Has UCLA and Kentucky in Late Game

CBS Sports Classic

CBS Sports Classic Late Game — Two Teams in Two Different Directions

The UCLA Bruins and the 7th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats will meet in the late game in the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday. The game is being played at Smoothie King Center and CBS Sports has the telecast at 4:30 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Wildcats as -6.5-point favorites versus the Bruins, while the game’s total opened at 157. The line has held steady.

The Wildcats and Bruins face for the third time in a little over 12 months. Two vastly different teams take the floor than those that met last December in Lexington or in March at the NCAA Tournament.

Gone are UCLA’s 2016-17 stars Lonzo Ball, T.J. Leaf and Isaac Hamilton. Add that with the suspension of three freshmen before the season the Bruins are playing with a thin roster. Jalen Hill, Cody Riley and the now-gone from the program LiAngelo Ball were caught stealing in China and were suspended for the season.

Year-to-year roster turnover is standard fare for Kentucky under coach John Calipari. Gone from last season’s team are key contributors Malik Monk, Isaiah Briscoe, Bam Adebayo and De’Aaron Fox. They have been replaced by four freshmen.

All of them are scoring in double figures. Forward Kevin Knox is at 15.8 points, guard Hamidou Diallo is at15.2, guard Quade Green is at11 and guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is chipping in 10 ppg.

Green is coming off a 17-point performance in Kentucky’s 93-86 win over Virginia Tech a week ago. He debuted a pair of reflective glasses after being poked in the eye earlier in the week.

UCLA struggled with full-court pressure the last two times out. Cincinnati’s press forced 15 first-half turnovers last week in their matchup. This year’s Kentucky team is pressing more than any Calipari team in a decade.

 

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
UCLA8-33-882.8276.186.642-50-16-54-31-0
Kentucky9-15-581.3069.2012.13-50-05-54-40-0
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
UCLA15.7313.451.17
KENTY16.5015.101.09
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
UCLA10.8230.4541.27
KENTY12.2027.9040.1
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
UCLA46.9041.964.94
KENTY50.3439.8410.5
Team Records

UCLA Bruins

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall8-37-21-13-82-71-182.8276.186.64
Last 107-36-21-13-72-61-184.8077.807.00
vs Conf0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00

Kentucky Wildcats

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall9-19-00-15-54-51-081.3069.2012.10
Last 109-19-00-15-54-51-081.3069.2012.10
vs Conf0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00

CBS Sports Classic Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense82.824169.20102
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense81.305876.18209
Head To Head Summary
TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
UCLA3-34-23-371.0030.1743.4937.5034/1054.83
Kentucky3-32-43-376.3334.6741.6237.5048/1265.83

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Mar 24, 2017UCLA75KENTY861.5KENTY167UUCLAKENTYKENTY333652.749.228299/2310/2335
Dec 3, 2016UCLA97KENTY92-11UCLA177OUCLAUCLAUCLA49455341.3413810/238/2448
Dec 3, 2015KENTY77UCLA876.5UCLA144OUCLAUCLAKENTY293737.952.837388/255/1165
Dec 20, 2014UCLA44KENTY83-15.5KENTY136UKENTYKENTYKENTY74126.85042475/1612/2668
Nov 21, 2006UCLA73KENTY683.5UCLA137.5OKENTYUCLAKENTY383043.94437332/186/1583
Dec 6, 2003KENTY52UCLA509.5UCLA149UUCLAKENTYKENTY271727.13441394/133/1453
Nov 10, 2000UCLA97KENTY921UCLAOPushPush0000//
Nov 28, 1998KENTY66UCLA62OPushPush0000//
Mar 20, 1998UCLA68KENTY94-11KENTY163UPushPush0000//

CBS Sports Classic Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

UCLA Bruins

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 19, 2017SDKOTA85-82W-7.5157.5L/O45.4568.008H
Dec 16, 2017CINCY63-77L4.5148.5L/U41.0766.6711H
Dec 9, 2017MICH69-78L6.5145.5L/O43.8671.434A
Dec 3, 2017DETRT106-73W-21.5177.5W/O52.7879.1711H
Nov 29, 2017CSBAK75-66W-14.545.7667.862H

Kentucky Wildcats

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 16, 2017VATEC93-86W-6157W/O48.5366.6711H
Dec 9, 2017MONMO93-76W-14144.5W/O53.4575.007H
Dec 2, 2017HARVD79-70W-18.5145.5L/O46.4383.332H
Nov 26, 2017ILCHI107-73W-18.5144.5W/O66.6767.864H
Nov 22, 2017IU-FW86-67W-17.5148.5W/O60.0062.505H

Next up:
UCLA home to Washington State Friday, December 29
Kentucky home to Louisville Friday, December 29

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