Oregon State vs. UCLA - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (11-7) at Oregon State Beavers (12-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon State Beavers and the UCLA Bruins face off on Thursday at Gill Coliseum in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers are 12-5 this season and they have won three of their last four games. OSU is averaging 64.4 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 56.2 points and their opponents are shooting 36.6 percent. Gary Payton II is averaging 11.8 points and 8.5 rebounds to lead the Beavers. Langston Morris-Walker is averaging 10.9 points, Victor Robbins is averaging 10.3 points, and Olaf Schaftenaar is averaging 9.8 points. Oregon State is 10-0 at home this season and 3-2 in Pac-12 play.
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The UCLA Bruins are 11-7 this season and they have won their last three games. UCLA is averaging 73.3 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Bryce Alford leads the Bruins averaging 15.7 points and 5.7 assists per game. Norman Powell is averaging 15.1 points, Kevin Looney is averaging 13 points and 10.3, and Isaac Hamilton is averaging 11.2 points. UCLA is 1-3 on the road and 3-2 in Pac-12 play.
Oregon State is 20-5-2 in their last 27 home games, 7-3 against the spread against the Pac-12, and Oregon State is 6-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. UCLA is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games, 6-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games. UCLA is 0-5 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one will be on the total so please check back when the totals are posted.