UCLA vs. McNeese State - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
McNeese State Cowboys (2-7) at UCLA Bruins (8-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -25 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The UCLA Bruins and the McNeese State Cowboys face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The UCLA Bruins are 8-4 this season and are coming off of a loss to North Carolina that ended a five game winning streak. UCLA is averaging 80 points per game and they are shooting 47.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Bryce Alford leads the Bruins averaging 16.8 points and 5.3 assists per game. Isaac Hamilton is averaging 15.1 points, Tony Parker is averaging 14.5 points and 10.3 rebounds, and Thomas Welsh is averaging 12.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. UCLA appears to be putting it together and they have shown they can compete against the better teams in the country.
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The McNeese State Cowboys are 2-7 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a four game losing streak. McNeese State is averaging 65 points and they are shooting 37.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 85.3 points and their opponents are shooting 47.7 percent. Jamaya Burr leads the Cowboys averaging 14.8 points per game. Craig McFerrin is averaging 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds, Jarren Greenwood is averaging 7.8 points, and Lance Potier is averaging 7.1 points. McNeese State appears to be well over matched in this one.
UCLA is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 6-2 against the spread following a loss. McNeese State is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 1-5 against the spread following a win.
UCLA is a monster favorite here but at home they should win by as much as they choose.