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 They have been replaced by four freshmen.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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
UCLA 8-3 3-8 82.82 76.18 6.64 2-5 0-1 6-5 4-3 1-0
Kentucky 9-1 5-5 81.30 69.20 12.1 3-5 0-0 5-5 4-4 0-0
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
UCLA 15.73 13.45 1.17
KENTY 16.50 15.10 1.09
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
UCLA 10.82 30.45 41.27
KENTY 12.20 27.90 40.1
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
UCLA 46.90 41.96 4.94
KENTY 50.34 39.84 10.5
Team Records

UCLA Bruins

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 8-3 7-2 1-1 3-8 2-7 1-1 82.82 76.18 6.64
Last 10 7-3 6-2 1-1 3-7 2-6 1-1 84.80 77.80 7.00
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Kentucky Wildcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 9-1 9-0 0-1 5-5 4-5 1-0 81.30 69.20 12.10
Last 10 9-1 9-0 0-1 5-5 4-5 1-0 81.30 69.20 12.10
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

CBS Sports Classic Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 82.82 41 69.20 102
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 81.30 58 76.18 209
Head To Head Summary
Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
UCLA 3-3 4-2 3-3 71.00 30.17 43.49 37.50 34/105 4.83
Kentucky 3-3 2-4 3-3 76.33 34.67 41.62 37.50 48/126 5.83

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Mar 24, 2017 UCLA 75 KENTY 86 1.5 KENTY 167 U UCLA KENTY KENTY 33 36 52.7 49.2 28 29 9/23 10/23 3 5
Dec 3, 2016 UCLA 97 KENTY 92 -11 UCLA 177 O UCLA UCLA UCLA 49 45 53 41.3 41 38 10/23 8/24 4 8
Dec 3, 2015 KENTY 77 UCLA 87 6.5 UCLA 144 O UCLA UCLA KENTY 29 37 37.9 52.8 37 38 8/25 5/11 6 5
Dec 20, 2014 UCLA 44 KENTY 83 -15.5 KENTY 136 U KENTY KENTY KENTY 7 41 26.8 50 42 47 5/16 12/26 6 8
Nov 21, 2006 UCLA 73 KENTY 68 3.5 UCLA 137.5 O KENTY UCLA KENTY 38 30 43.9 44 37 33 2/18 6/15 8 3
Dec 6, 2003 KENTY 52 UCLA 50 9.5 UCLA 149 U UCLA KENTY KENTY 27 17 27.1 34 41 39 4/13 3/14 5 3
Nov 10, 2000 UCLA 97 KENTY 92 1 UCLA O Push Push 0 0 0 0 / /
Nov 28, 1998 KENTY 66 UCLA 62 O Push Push 0 0 0 0 / /
Mar 20, 1998 UCLA 68 KENTY 94 -11 KENTY 163 U Push Push 0 0 0 0 / /

CBS Sports Classic Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

UCLA Bruins

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Dec 19, 2017 SDKOTA 85-82 W -7.5 157.5 L/O 45.45 68.00 8 H
Dec 16, 2017 CINCY 63-77 L 4.5 148.5 L/U 41.07 66.67 11 H
Dec 9, 2017 MICH 69-78 L 6.5 145.5 L/O 43.86 71.43 4 A
Dec 3, 2017 DETRT 106-73 W -21.5 177.5 W/O 52.78 79.17 11 H
Nov 29, 2017 CSBAK 75-66 W -14.5 45.76 67.86 2 H

Kentucky Wildcats

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Dec 16, 2017 VATEC 93-86 W -6 157 W/O 48.53 66.67 11 H
Dec 9, 2017 MONMO 93-76 W -14 144.5 W/O 53.45 75.00 7 H
Dec 2, 2017 HARVD 79-70 W -18.5 145.5 L/O 46.43 83.33 2 H
Nov 26, 2017 ILCHI 107-73 W -18.5 144.5 W/O 66.67 67.86 4 H
Nov 22, 2017 IU-FW 86-67 W -17.5 148.5 W/O 60.00 62.50 5 H

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

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