UCLA vs. San Diego - 12/7/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Toreros (4-4) at UCLA Bruins (6-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The UCLA Bruins and the San Diego Toreros face off on Sunday at Pauley Pavilion in college basketball action.
The UCLA Bruins are 6-2 this season with both losses coming on a neutral court losing to Oklahoma and North Carolina. UCLA is averaging 82.9 points and they are shooting 45.4 percent from the floor including 35.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Norman Powell leads the Bruins averaging 17.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 17.1 points and 7.1 assists per game, Kevon Looney is averaging 13.6 points and 11.2 rebounds, Isaac Hamilton is averaging 11.6 points, and Tony Parker is averaging 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. UCLA has a brutal stretch of out of conference games coming up against Gonzaga, Kentucky, and at Alabama.
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The San Diego Toreros are 4-4 this season but they have lost three of their last four games. San Diego is averaging 68.9 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent form the floor while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Johnny Dee leads the Toreros averaging 20.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Christopher Anderson is averaging 9.0 points and 8.4 assists, Jito Kok is averaging 8.1 points, and Thomas Jacobs is averaging 7.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. San Diego opens their WCC schedule on December 27th against Portland.
UCLA is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 home games, 7-3 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread against the WCC. San Diego is 6-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 4-0 against the spread following a loss, and 1-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
San Diego doesn’t have the talent across the board like UCLA does but they play hard and that should be good enough to keep t close enough to cover.