UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon State Beavers Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/2/14
Oregon State Beavers (15-12) at UCLA Bruins (21-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The UCLA Bruins and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Sunday at Pauley Pavilion for a Pac-12 college basketball battle.
The UCLA Bruins have lost their last two games but they are still in second place in the Pac-12 standings. UCLA is 10-5 in the Pac-12 and 15-2 at home this season. Jordan Adams is averaging 17.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Kyle Anderson is averaging 14.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game, Norman Powell is averaging 11.3 points, and Zach LaVine is averaging 10.8 points. UCLA is averaging 82.9 points and they are shooting 49.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. UCLA has fallen short of their hopes and expectations this year.
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The Oregon State Beavers have won two of their last three games but they sit in eighth place in the Pac-12 standings. OSU is 4-9 away from home and 7-8 in the Pac-12 this season. Roberto Nelson leads the Beavers averaging 20.5 points. Devon Collier is averaging 13.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, Angus Brandt is averaging 12.6 points, and Hallice Cook is averaging 7.6 points. Oregon State is averaging 75.7 points and they are shooting 48.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Oregon State beat UCLA by four in their earlier meeting on February 2nd.
UCLA is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games. Oregon State is 2-8 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven Sunday games. The favorite is 15-5-1 against the spread in the last 21 meetings of these two.
UCLA is much the better team here but I don’t see the Bruins covering this big number.
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