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UCLA Bruins vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/15/14

Utah Utes (17-7) at UCLA Bruins (19-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)

The Line: UCLA Bruins -9.5 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Network

The UCLA Bruins and the Utah Utes face off on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion is Pac-12 college basketball.

The UCLA Bruins have won five of their last six games and are coming off of a convincing win against Colorado. UCLA is 8-3 in Pac-12, 14-1 at home, and they are in second place in the Pac-12 standings. Jordan Adams leads the Bruins in scoring averaging 16.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Kyle Anderson is averaging 15.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 6.8 assists, Norman Powell is averaging 11.3 points, and Zach LaVine is averaging 10.8 points. UCLA is averaging 83.3 points and they are shooting 49.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. UCLA as racked up plenty of wins but none against ranked teams.

UCLA Bruins vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/15/14

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The Utah Utes have won three games in a row and are tied for seventh place in the Pac-12. Utah is 1-6 on the road this season and 6-6 in the Pac-12. Delon Wright is averaging 16.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists to lead the Utes. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 16.0 points and 7.8 rebounds, Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.9 points, and Dakarai Tucker is averaging 8.0 points. Utah is averaging 79.3 point and they are shooting 50.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Utah is coming off of their first road win and will need to play their best if they hope to have even a shot at going back-to-back.

UCLA is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 5-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Utah is 12-4-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 19-5-2 against the spread following a win.

My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and even at this big number I am on the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as o the App. 

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