UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (9-11) at UCLA Bruins (12-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins will host the Washington State Cougars this Saturday.
The UCLA Bruins come into this game with a 12-9 record and are currently 10th in the PAC-12. The Bruins have lost 3 out of their last 4 games with their most recent game being a 86-84 loss to Washington. Through 21 games this season the leading scorer for the Bruins has been Bryce Alford who is averaging 17.2 points per game and 5.3 assists. Issac Hamilton is second on the team with 16.3 points per game and 4.2 rebounds.
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The Washington State Cougars come into this game with a 9-11 record and are currently 12th in the PAC-12. The Cougars have lost their last 6 games with their most recent game being a 81-71 loss to the USC Trojans. Through 20 games this season the leading scorer for the Cougars has been Josh Hawkinson who is averaging 16.4 points per game and 10.9 rebounds. Ire Iroegbu who is second on the team with 14.8 points per game and 4.0 assists.
The Washington State Cougars are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games overall. The Cougars are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. UCLA is 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Bruins are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 home games.
The UCLA Bruins are coming off of a tough two point loss at home to Washington. Washington State have lost their last 6 games and have struggled on the road. I think UCLA bounces back with a big home win here.