Oregon Ducks vs. UCLA Bruins - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (12-7) at Oregon Ducks (15-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins will travel to play the Oregon Ducks in a Pac-12 game on Saturday.
The Oregon Ducks are 15-4 (4-2) and are coming off of a win against USC by a score of 89-81. Oregon has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the Pac-12 standings. Oregon’s conference losses have come against Oregon State and Colorado. Oregon is averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 67.1 points per game. Oregon is also averaging 36.9 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game. Dillon Brooks is averaging 15.7 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for Oregon. Tyler Dorsey is averaging 13.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Ducks. Oregon is shooting 69.3% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 46.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The UCLA Bruins are 12-7 (3-3) and are coming off of a win against Oregon State by a score of 82-73. UCLA has beaten Arizona this season, but has also lost to Washington State, making it difficult to know which UCLA team will show up. UCLA is averaging 80.2 points per game while giving up 77.3 points per game. UCLA is also averaging 41.8 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 17.1 points per game and 5.2 assists per game for UCLA. Isaac Hamilton is averaging 16.6 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Bruins. UCLA is shooting 69.4% on free throws, 36.2% on three-pointers, and 46.4% on all field goal attempts.
UCLA is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. UCLA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 6-0 in UCLA’s last 6 games. Oregon is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games. Oregon is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 conference games. The under is 5-0 in Oregon’s last 5 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Oregon has been very good at home this season and is coming off of a big win against #21 USC. UCLA has struggled on defense, which has resulted in them being inconsistent. I think Oregon will win this game, but I am picking UCLA to keep it close.