Gonzaga vs. UCLA - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (6-3) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 6-2 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Gonzaga is averaging 74.9 points and they are shooting 47.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.2 points and their opponents are shooting 36.4 percent. Kyle Wiltjer leads the Zags averaging 20.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.4 points and 10.4 rebounds, Josh Perkins is averaging 9.8 points, and Eric McClellan is averaging 7.4 points. Both of Gonzaga’s losses have been to ranked teams.
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The UCLA Bruins are 6-3 this season and they have won their last three games. UCLA is averaging 80.4 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.4 points and their opponents are shooting 36.4 percent. Bryce Alford leads the Bruins averaging 16.2 points and 5.4 assists per game. Tony Parker is averaging 14 points and 10.9 rebounds, Thomas Welsh is averaging 13.3 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Isaac Hamilton is averaging 13.2 points. UCLA has played very well since their returning to the mainland from their disappointing trip to Maui.
Gonzaga is 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four home games, 26-12-3 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. UCLA is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 against the WCC. Gonzaga has covered the point spread in their last four games against UCLA.
I expect a lot of scoring in this one and for it to go over the total and that is my free pick here.