UCLA vs. Nebraska - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) at UCLA Bruins (5-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 12:00 am (Titan Gym)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the UCLA Bruins face off on Friday in the Wooden Legacy college basketball tournament.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-0 this season and they advanced to this game with a 2-point win over Dayton on Thursday. Nebraska is averaging 76 points per game and they are shooting 47.3 percent from the floor including 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points per game and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Tai Webster leads the Huskers averaging 17.3 points per game. Glynn Watson Jr. is averaging 12.8 points for Nebraska, Jack McVeigh is averaging 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Ed Morrow is averaging 12 points and 7 rebounds. Nebraska will have their work cut out for them in this one and they are going to have to shoot at a high percentage to have a chance to win.
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The UCLA Bruins are 5-0 this season and they have been one of the most impressive teams in the country. UCLA is averaging 104.4 points per game shooting 56.6 percent from the floor including 46.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while their opponents are averaging 77.8 points and shoot 41.6 percent. T.J. Leaf leads the Bruins averaging 19 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Bryce Alfod is averaging 17.6 points for UCLA, Isaac Hamilton is averaging 17 points and 5 assists, and Lonzo Ball is averaging 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 9.4 assists per game. UCLA has to be an early contender to win it all this season.
Nebraska is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games, 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, and 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 neutral site games. UCLA is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 neutral site games, and 2-7 against the spread following a win.
UCLA just looks like a force right now and I don’t see Nebraska scoring enough to cover.