Oregon State Beavers vs. UCLA Bruins Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/2/14
UCLA Bruins (17-4) at Oregon State Beavers (12-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon State Beavers and the UCLA Bruins face off on Sunday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers have won three of their last four games including squeaking by USC for a one point win last time out. Oregon State is 4-4 in the Pac-12 and 9-2 at home this season playing the 116th ranked schedule. Roberto Nelson is averaging 22.2 points to lead the Beavers in scoring. Devon Collier is averaging 14.5 points and 6.8 rebounds, Angus Brandt is averaging 12.5 points, and Hallice Cooke is averaging 6.8 points. Oregon State is averaging 77.4 points and they are shooting 49.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Oregon State is in eighth place in the Pac-12 standings.
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The UCLA Bruins have won three games in a row and they are 6-2 in the Pac-12 this season. UCLA is 4-3 away from home and they have played the 20th ranked schedule in the nation. Jordan Adams leads the Bruins averaging 17.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Kyle Anderson is averaging 15 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 6.8 assists, Zach LaVine is averaging 11.5 points, and Norman Powell is averaging 11.1 points. UCLA is averaging 83.6 points and they are shooting 49.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. UCLA is looking like a lock for the NCAA Tournament.
Oregon State is 5-12-1 against the spread following a win and 9-3 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. UCLA is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 6-0 against the spread in their last six Sunday games. UCLA is 15-5-1 against the spread in the last 21 meetings of these two.
UCLA is favored by five here but that looks to be too aggressive and my play is on Oregon State.
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