UCLA vs. Oregon - 3/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (23-6) at UCLA Bruins (15-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins +2 -- Over/Under: 156.5 See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins and the Oregon Ducks face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The UCLA Bruins are 15-14 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. UCLA is averaging 77.9 points per game and they are shooting 46.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are averaging 75.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Isaac Hamilton leads the Bruins averaging 16.9 points per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 16.2 points and 5.4 rebounds, Tony Parker is averaging 12.6 points and 8.5 rebounds, and Thomas Welsh is averaging 11.4 points and 8.5 rebounds. UCLA is 11-4 at home and 6-10 in the Pac-12.
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The Oregon Ducks are 23-6 this season and they have won their last three games in a row with all of those games taking place at home. Oregon is averaging 77.6 points per game and they are shooting 46.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Dillon Brooks leads the Ducks averaging 17.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Elgin Cook is averaging 14.2 points, Tyler Dorsey is averaging 12.8 points, and Chris Boucher is averaging 12.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. Oregon is 3-5 on the road and 12-4 in the Pac-12.
UCLA is 5-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage over .600. Oregon is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 6-2 against the spread following a win, and 7-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two teams.
Oregon’s recent wins have been at home and traditionally UCLA is so tough at home but I have to go with the better team here even though it might be a trap.